According to the Courier, Rachid Bouhenna is set to move on from Dundee United in the coming days.
The club heavily linked with him is Romanian outfit Sepsi Sf. Gheorghe, managed by old United boss Csaba Laszlo.
Originally recruited as a centre-half, Bouhenna has played a few different positions for United.
How much of a miss will he be for Robbie Neilson?
Bouhenna will be missed by Dundee United
Bouhenna’s played 31 matches for the Tangerines. Initially starting as a centre-back, he’s move into the CDM and midfield whilst at Tannadice.
Will he be missed when he moves on? Not really.
He’s probably the best squad player United have but that’s about it. Technically he is good and he can cover some defensive holes if need be. Bouhenna is a bit different to any other defensive options currently in Tangerine. He can do the defensive work well whilst also possessing decent ability on the ball.
Would United want him to go? Probably not, he is a good player on his day. If it’s a good fee though, many won’t lose much sleep over the loss of Bouhenna.
United’s system doesn’t help him. He looks great on the ball at centre-back but struggles with marking. A move to midfield was prompted to help accommodate that but he struggles to keep up with the game in that role.
He needs to play in front of the back four and Neilson can’t accommodate that every week. He’s been great in flashes but Bouhenna hasn’t shown enough consistency during his time in Tayside.
He’ll go with the best wishes of Arab supporters, but ultimately, Bouhenna won’t be a big miss.