Aston Villa and FC Groningen have agreed a deal which will see Leandro Bacuna become Paul Lambert’s second signing this summer.

The official Groningen website are reporting that the player has passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the club. All that we await now is official confirmation from Aston Villa.

The 21 year old player has rumored to of signed a three year contract.

As part of the deal Aston Villa will play a friendly in Holland against Groningen next summer as both clubs prepare for the 2014-15 season.

Managing director Hans Nijland praised the way Aston Villa do business by stating:

‘We also like to note that the contacts with Aston Villa are gone, as we would always wish, ie directly between the boards of both clubs us’

So who is Leandro Bacuna?

Bacuna is a dutch versatile footballer who has played at right back, right wing and as a box to box midfielder. He has represented the Netherlands at both u19 and u21 level.

Leandro played 126 games for Groningen scoring 17 goals.


  1. Another signing I am impressed we are moving fast this transfer window gives the lads more time to gel Lambert gets my backing on this.

  2. My worry is he is another attacking player who does not score that often. I know he is only a young lad, but I would expect a winger to get a goal every four games, whereas his ratio is closer to one in eight.


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