Rangers midfielder Juninho Bacuna is expected to leave Ibrox just six months after moving to the Scottish champions, according to multiple reports.
The Curacao international is poised to move back down south to England with Birmingham City set to sign the player on a permanent basis.
Bacuna has struggled to make an impression at the Bears since arriving from Huddersfield Town and fans on Twitter are not surprised that manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has decided to let him leave:
The guy has a bit of talent but doesn’t really want to be a footballer won’t be missed and a terrible signing
— Chrissaayy GVB (@chrissyboy1872) January 26, 2022
Got the talent, ain’t got the mental bus fare
— Kris (@Forza_Rangers) January 26, 2022
Talented player who doesn’t suit a system, from the little I’ve seen. Maybe needs a team to be focused around him would be my guess, and he’s probably not talented enough to be that in our team. Still would have liked to see a bit more of him to be sure.
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) January 26, 2022
Think Gio made his mind up after Stirling Albion game. He looked about that level
— Croogs 🏴 (@CroogsRFC) January 26, 2022
Not disappointed but leaves us very short on attacking midfield players.
— Derek Theman (@themaruso) January 26, 2022
Talented player but lacks drive and hunger. Good luck to him.
— Tr5m5ndo (@TremendoHendo72) January 26, 2022
He is not good enough – too scared to touch the ball.
— David Green (@greendp) January 26, 2022
Maybe wasn’t good enough to start with 😒plus we have plenty of young boys ready to make the step up
— David (chappy) (@David00277774) January 26, 2022
As some supporters have mentioned, Bacuna did show flashes of his talent but, overall, he simply didn’t work hard enough to get himself starts on a more regular basis.
Van Bronckhorst only played the 24-year-old on three occasions, including in the Scottish Cup win over Stirling Albion last Friday, when he picked up two assists. However, it is clear that the Gers boss felt he was just not good enough to feature in his plans going forward.