£5m player Rangers missed out on makes outstanding start at new club
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£5m player Rangers missed out on makes outstanding start at new club

Former Rangers transfer target Joey Veerman has made an outstanding start at his new club PSV Eindhoven following his move from Heerenveen in January.

Veerman emerged as a ‘key target’ for former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during the summer [Glasgow Times], and then links persisted leading up to the winter window despite the regime change at Ibrox.

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However, there was always going to be serious competition for such a talented player and in the end, the 23-year-old’s childhood club won the race for his signature.

PSV reportedly paid an initial €6m (£5m) to land the midfielder [Voetbal International].

And that already looks like something of a bargain.

Ex-Rangers target Veerman thriving at new club PSV

He made his debut as a substitute in an Eredivisie match at Groningen in mid-January and then starred on his first start in the KNVB Cup against Telstar, scoring one goal and assisting the other in a 2-1 win.

He’s kicked on since then, too.

The midfielder notched another assist in the following round against NAC Breda, registered two more in the Eredivisie and then scored in a 3-1 win over his former club Heerenveen at the weekend.

Veerman was involved in PSV’s opener and then he completed the scoring with a simple but emphatic finish in the 50th minute, soon after robbing an opponent of the ball.

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In a short space of time, the former Netherlands youth international has already established himself at the Dutch giants and now he’ll be looking to help them to the league title.

PSV are currently only five points behind leaders Ajax, with Feyenoord one point back in third.

With Rangers struggling domestically since the break, perhaps they should have tried a little harder to land Veerman in January instead of bringing in Aaron Ramsey, who’s yet to start a Premiership match.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of the second leg of their Europa League knockout playoff tie against Rangers.