Rangers sporting director Wilson picks out international as late window transfer target - report
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Rangers sporting director Wilson picks out international as late window transfer target - report

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has picked out Juninho Bacuna as a late window transfer target, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Gers were first linked with Huddersfield Town midfielder Bacuna in October 2020.

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has reportedly once again identified Juninho Bacuna as a transfer target. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

On what was deadline day of the summer window, Alan Nixon of The Sun claimed that the Light Blues had had a loan with a view to buy offer rejected.

The Curacao international ended up staying with the Terriers, making 44 appearances over the course of the season, scoring five goals and notching four assists.

He’s only contracted until next summer, though, and is yet to feature this season.

It’s from that context that the Scottish Sun reports that Ross Wilson has once again ‘pinpointed’ Bacuna as a possibility.

Wilson spent over two years at the John Smith’s Stadium, serving as Head of Football Operations and as a board member, so he has strong connections in West Yorkshire.

Bacuna was a key player for Huddersfield in the Championship last season. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Rangers reignite interest in Bacuna?

With Ryan Jack yet to return following surgery and Nnamdi Ofoborh ruled out for an indefinite period due to a potential heart problem, Rangers could do with reinforcements in midfield.

Joey Veerman has been linked with Ibrox for several months, as has Zinedine Ferhat, although the Algeria international prefers to operate out on the right.

Given the fee Heerenveen are reportedly demanding for Veerman, it’s not hugely surprising that the Gers may be considering cheaper alternatives, particularly following their Champions League qualifying exit.

Bacuna is undoubtedly a less dynamic player, but he received a good footballing education at Groningen and has over 200 senior appearances under his belt.

No price tag was suggested in the report but given his contract situation, it’s unlikely that he would cost the earth.

Even if they are genuinely interested in Bacuna, Rangers may want to hold off making an offer for a while longer, as a report has suggested that Heerenveen may be changing their approach regarding Veerman.

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