The Joey Veerman fiasco took yet ANOTHER inexplicable twist after the Dutch star’s apparent chosen destination, Feyenoord, withdrew from the transaction claiming Heerenveen priced them out, following Veerman’s current employer rejecting a cash plus player offer.
Veerman, who said in recent weeks that Feyenoord was where he’d be happiest, is valued in the £8M range by his present side but has called that ‘crazy’ money while also regaling the wonders of Feyenoord despite being contracted for another 3 years.
His press quotes have been questionable at best and unprofessional at worst, but with Rangers’ midfield not quite clicking just yet, is he a player worth the large investment despite the dubious comments from his camp?
Rangers’ transfer window is dependent on two things: qualifying for the UCL, and selling current assets.
If Rangers don’t make the group stage, it’s goodbye to £60M and the only way a Joey Veerman or any other pricey signature is coming is from selling a current player or two.
Make the UCL proper though and that helps, but that’s still potentially a couple of weeks away, leaving the only short term solution selling a valuable commodity.
But do we even want this guy? Veerman is a baller, a great player, a Barry Ferguson type who would absolutely pull the midfield strings for sure. His attitude isn’t great, in terms of his now flagrant desperation to leave his present side, and that causes a sour taste in the mouth. Could he do that to us?
But there’s no denying Rangers’ summer window has stalled a lot with just two recruits, neither of whom have quite got going yet.
Is Veerman the answer? Well he’s not going to Feyenoord anyway.