In a possible boost for Rangers, a report has suggested that Eredivisie club Heerenveen are preparing for life after Joey Veerman [Voetbalprimeur.nl via the Daily Record].

The Gers have been linked with Veerman for several months, with the Glasgow Times reporting in July that they could be prepared to splash up to £7m on the midfielder.

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Veerman in Eredivisie action for Heerenveen against Go Ahead Eagles at the weekend. (Photo by Marcel ter Bals/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Champions League exit has led to speculation that they would no longer be able to afford him, but they do appear to be facing a lot less competition for his signature than they were earlier in the summer.

Serie A side Hellas Verona have reportedly moved on after being priced out, while Feyenoord recently appeared to end their interest by signing Fredrik Aursnes from Molde FK.

Veerman made it clear as recently as the weekend that he wants to leave and now, it’s being suggested that Heerenveen may finally grant him his wish.

According to Voetbalprimeur.nl via the Daily Record, the Dutch club are eyeing up a possible replacement for the Ibrox-linked star in Ringo Meerveld.

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The teenager played 34 times for Don Bosch in the second tier last season, scoring five goals and notching four assists.

Those returns don’t match Veerman’s in the top flight (seven goals, ten assists) but at 18, age is certainly on his side.

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In a possible boost for Rangers, Heerenveen are reportedly looking at Ringo Meerveld (pictured) as they prepare for life after Veerman. (Photo by Gino van Outheusden/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Heereveen preparing for life after Veerman?

Veerman is a player Rangers fans have been very excited about since the initial links emerged and it would give everyone connected to the club a big lift if he could be signed before the end of the window.

If Heerenveen do decide to finally drop their asking price due to the midfielder’s desire to leave, it could prompt others to reignite interest and it’s not yet known whether or not Rangers would be prepared to pay a substantial fee without selling a current asset first.

This report suggests that a deal may be there to be done over the next fortnight, though, and Bears will be hoping their club pushes the boat out.

In other transfer news, an official from a European club has spoken out amid £10m transfer links to a Rangers star.

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