Feyenoord have had a bid rejected for Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman, who was extensively linked to Rangers in the summer.

The Ibrox side were said to be considering a £7m move for the talented 23-year-old playmaker [Glasgow Times] but interest appeared to wane after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.

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The Gers weren’t the only ones said to be tailing Joey Veerman with Dutch clubs AZ, Feyenoord and PSV all linked at one stage with Serie A side Hellas Verona another reportedly interested.

And the midfielder’s fine form at Heerenveen this season has not gone unnoticed with ex-Giovanni van Bronckhorst side Feyenoord said to have launched a bid for the player a few days ago.

However, reports coming out of the Netherlands are now claiming that Heerenveen have rejected the opening offer from the de Kuip club for their prized asset.

Feyenoord have bid rejected for Rangers-linked Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman

Feyenoord Transfermarkt – an apparently reputable source in the Netherlands – claim a first Feyenoord bid was rejected by Heerenveen with a second submitted not long after.

Claims that Feyenoord have made a move for Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman were also backed up by the Eredivisie side’s sporting director.

“It is true that Feyenoord has reported for Joey,” said Ferry de Haan [Voetbal International].

“We will now consider what to do next.”

it appears that Joey Veerman could be on the move this January and after Feyenoord’s interest was confirmed it’s up to Rangers to decide if they want to join the bidding.

An ever-present for Heerenveen this season, Joey Veerman has made 20 appearances for the club, scoring four goals and laying on seven assists.

NEC Nijmegen v SC Heerenveen - Dutch Eredivisie
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Whilst Rangers fans may hold out hope of a move for Joey Veerman, Rangers appear well-stocked in midfield heading into the second half of the season.

Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, John Lundstram, Juninho Bacuna, Nnamdi Ofoborh and even Ianis Hagi provide stiff competition in the middle of the park at Ibrox

Speaking of transfers, the Ibrox side are reportedly in negotiations with one Premier League club regarding a top young performer of their own.

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