HUDDERSFIELD chairman Phil Hodgkinson has revealed that Rangers paid NO upfront transfer fee for Juninho Bacuna - but could eventually stump up £2million in add-ons for the star.
The Dutch star could make his full debut for the Ibrox club against St Johnstone tomorrow following his move prior to the closure of the transfer window - while he has also been added to the club's Europa League squad.
Juninho Bacuna moved on from Huddersfield prior to the closure of the window
And Hodgkinson has lifted the lid on the detail of the arrangement which saw Bacuna moved north on a two-year deal.
While no money has yet changed hands, Huddersfield insist they will "at least" make back the £2m they paid to Dutch side Groningen for him in 2018.
The increments will come in the way of appearance fees and a sell-on in any future transfer.
Hodgkinson told Yorkshire Live : “With Juninho, we had interest from two or three clubs in the [January] window.
“Rangers were interested in him back in January, they came back in and we ultimately did a deal where we didn’t get a transfer fee up front but we’ve actually done a really good deal.
“It’s appearance-based, European-based, with a big sell-on, we’ve got a significant sell-on, where we will ultimately at least get our money back.”
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Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson hinted at the unusal arrangement at the time.
He said: “The structure of this agreement in terms of the contract and transfer agreement works for us at this time.
“I know that Juninho has been very focused on a new and exciting challenge and that’s certainly what he now has here at Rangers.”