Once again an agent is ‘at it’ amid nonsense reports from Dutch media that Rangers have made enquiries about ex-Motherwell striker Kevin Van Veen.
Sourced from questionable Groningen-based journal “Dagblad van het Noorden”, and hidden behind a paywall as well, the entire story screams of Van Veen’s agent desperately trying to drum up interest in the 32-year-old hitman.
Van Veen of course ‘plays’ for Groningen, and by ‘plays’ we mean they want rid of him and have frozen him out completely, and even their Sporting Director Wouter Gudde reportedly got in on the act by trying to get shot of him:
“I talk to Kevin on the phone almost every day and if there is interest because he is not playing, we will listen. If another club makes a concrete offer and the solution is good, we will cooperate with his departure. In principle of course, he is welcome to return to the club when we return to training on January 3 too.”
His time at the Dutch second-division side is over, and wasn’t very good, before he then abandoned ship to come back to Scotland and be with his heavily-pregnant wife, we understand.
His agent has his work cut out trying to find a new club, and is clearly using Dagblad as a prop to help get some eyes on the striker, by using Rangers’ name for clicks, hits, and drumming up a potential move.
Just for clarity:
Motherwell is the only club he ever scored well for: 40 and 9 assists in 83. Decent numbers, true, but it was really only for one season, last.
Almost everywhere else he’s been extremely average – 41 in 183 for Scunthorpe, 10 in 38 for Northampton, 5 in 15 for Groningen.
The one other time he was solid was for Oss where he nabbed 16 in 21 in the Dutch second division, but that was 10 years ago, and now that that level (Groningen) he scores a fraction of that number.
We don’t need to persuade too many of you – van Veen doesn’t cut it, and his agent knows it and is using our club to get attention.
But then, it is silly season we suppose.