Rangers are still interested in Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s appointment as manager could help them secure the player’s signature, according to Pete O’Rourke.
The English journalist, who has a patchy record when it comes to reliability, says that Veerman is still on the Light Blues’ list of transfer targets and the presence of van Bronckhorst may assist their efforts to snap up the player:
“Veerman will definitely be high on the list of targets. They tried to sign him in the summer and he still remains high on their list of potential targets. With van Bronckhorst in there now, I think it just gives extra weight in maybe following up that interest in the Dutchman.”
Veerman was valued at £10m by Heerenveen in the summer and, that figure is unlikely to have come down, considering his excellent form in the Dutch Eredivisie this season.
The 23-year-old has scored three goals and provided six assists in only 16 appearances, and he has been watched by the likes of Atalanta, Verona, Ajax, Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar over the last year.
Rangers would, therefore, face an uphill battle to sign Veerman and it may need a potential sale to raise the funds required to seal a deal for the Dutchman.