A bid has landed from an unnamed club for reported Rangers target Joey Veerman, according to Heerenveen’s technical director.
Rangers have been linked with Veerman, who is contracted until 2024, for some time.
De Telegraaf in Holland recently claimed that the Gers had launched a £3.8m (€4.5m) bid for the player, with Serie A side Hellas Verona allegedly offering €1m more.
Then, on Friday, the Glasgow Times reported that the Light Blues could splash up to £7m on the 22-year-old Dutch playmaker.
Now, Ferry de Haan has confirmed that a bid has landed, although he didn’t disclose which club had made the offer.
“Joey is a Heerenveen player and still has a three-year contract,” he said [Glasgow Live].
“A club has come forward and we have also indicated to Joey that we are looking at it. There is no further news.”
Veerman scored seven goals and notched ten assists in the Eredivisie last season, so it’s no surprise that the Gers are interested in him.
Steven Gerrard is also currently a little short on options in midfield, with Ryan Jack yet to return to action following surgery and Nnamdi Ofoborh ruled out for an indefinite period due to a possible heart issue.
However, it seems likely that the club would need to part with a sizeable fee in order to bring in Veerman, given his talent, age and contract situation, and it’ll be interesting to see if they are willing to spend before sales are made.
This update from de Haan shows that there is already an intriguing offer on the table and if Rangers aren’t the club being referred to, they may now need to move quickly to avoid missing out.
The Gers already appear to have been dealt a transfer blow in recent days, after a reported target agreed a four-year deal at a Belgian club.