Date of Birth: 21 August 1991
Place of Birth: Groningen, Holland
Year Signed: 2013
Signed From: FC Groningen
Fee Paid: £3,000,000
Leandro Bacuna began his professional career playing for his home town club FC Groningen.
He represented them at Youth levels but made his debut on 30 October 2009 in the Eredivisie, in a match against PSV Eindhoven.
Bacuna scored his first goal for Groningen in a 4-1 victory over Heracles Almelo in a league match on 6 November 2009.
In four seasons the attacking midfielder made 109 appearances, scoring 14 goals.
On 13 June 2013 it was announced that Leandro Bacuna had signed a three year contract with Aston Villa. As part of the deal it was agreed that Aston Villa would take on FC Groningen in a pre-season friendly in the 2014-15 season.
Leandro went on to impress during pre-season scoring his first goal from 25 yards out in a 5-1 victory over Crewe Alexandra.