Rangers could swoop for two soon-to-be out-of-contract stars following the appointment of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager, according to the Scottish Sun.

GvB has inherited a strong playing group at Ibrox but he faces a number of contract dilemmas with key players and will want to put his own stamp on the squad.

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GvB will be keen to improve upon the current playing group as quickly as possible. (Photo credit should read CARLO HERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

As a 106-cap former Netherlands international who played for and managed Feyenoord, he has plenty of contacts in the Dutch game and it’s likely that he will turn to the Eredivisie in upcoming windows.

The Scottish Sun have put forward four likely targets.

The first two are names well known to Rangers fans: Vitesse skipper Danilho Doekhi and Heerenveen star Joey Veerman.

Two interesting additional players are also mentioned, though.

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Jens Toornstra and Eran Zahavi.

They are regular starters at Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven respectively, but both are set to be out of contract in the summer.

 

Feyenoord skipper Toornstra worked under GvB during his time at De Kuip, so there’s a personal relationship there, and while at 32 he’s a little past his prime, he’s been capped four times by the Netherlands and has made nearly 50 European club appearances.

As a defensive midfielder who can chip in with goals and assists, it’s suggested that Toornstra could ‘compete and provide competition for Steven Davis’.

The Daily Record also suggested on Thursday [07:25] that he would be a good fit for the Gers.

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It’s been suggested that Rangers could swoop for a number of Eredivisie stars, including Jens Toornstra (pictured playing against Rangers in 2019) and Eran Zahavi, following the appointment of GvB. (Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images)

In most instances, reports linking the Gers with a 34-year-old with no experience of British football should be dismissed.

However, Eran Zahavi is a possible exception to that rule.

The PSV striker has eight goals and seven assists to his name already this season, including a hat-trick against Galatasaray in Champions League Qualifying, and is still performing for Israel at international level.

A player of his ilk could make an impact at Ibrox in the short term.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard has sent a message to Rangers ahead of their looming Europa League clash with Sparta Prague.

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