Rangers have seen a potential u-turn for major summer target Joey Veerman after reports he preferred to stay in Holland with Heerenveen were claimed to be wide of the mark and the Dutch midfielder will more likely seek a move out of the Eredivisie.
The £10M rated mid, a Netherlands former U19 international and still only aged 22, is one of Heerenveen’s most prized assets and sits in their central and defensive midfield with 31 outings this league season.
His quality is undeniable and he’s definitely ready to take the step up, and as observers state, he’s going to do that outside his homeland.
Steven Gerrard refused to comment on Veerman when asked earlier this month, which means there’s definitely work being done to secure the Dutchman, and there’s every chance Rangers are ahead of the queue when it comes to signing him.
Rangers are of course well-known in Holland, with plenty of past ties, but in recent times they’ve dried up a bit as the likes of Gerrard moved to Croatia, Belgium and England for the bulk of his signings.
But his lack of ruling Veerman out and indeed outright no comment on the Heerenveen man’s future does suggest something is brewing there.
He’s definitely of the level we need for our assault on the UCL.