Deadline Day: Bacuna is a Bluebird
Curaçao international Leandro Bacuna has today joined the Bluebirds from Reading for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
The 27-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal that will run until the summer of 2023.
Bacuna spent four years at Aston Villa, leaving hometown side Groningen in 2013. He can play at right full-back, or as part of the midfield, and joins from the Royals having spent eighteen months at the Madejski Stadium. Leandro was born in the Netherlands and played for their national teams up until U21 level before being capped by Curaçao for the first time in 2016.
Speaking upon signing at Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday afternoon, Leandro said: “A few weeks ago, I was made aware of some interest and it has all gone from there. I’m very happy and looking forward to getting started.
“Every game I play I give 100%, and I’ll be fighting hard to help our team. I’ve played against the manager and you can see he always wants to win. He is so passionate. It’s going to be great to work underneath him and hopefully he will push me on as a player.”