Rangers fans have responded on social media after the Gers were linked with a move for in-demand Heerenveen playmaker Joey Veerman.
Voetbal International reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Gers are following Veerman closely and the Scottish Sun later backed up that report, claiming that the Glasgow club are ‘in the hunt’ for the 22-year-old, who they expect to cost upwards of £5m.
Amongst the other clubs credited with interest by the reports are Stade de Reims, Atalanta, Southampton, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.
It’s easy to see why so many big teams are said to be plotting a move.
Despite his age, Veerman already has 139 senior appearances under his belt.
He can play all across the midfield as well as in advanced roles, while his stats this season – nine goals and ten assists from all competitions – are excellent for a player at a mid-table club.
Plenty of Rangers supporters are excited by the 6ft 1″ player’s profile and numbers and want to see him at Ibrox, but others are more skeptical, pointing to a potentially high transfer fee as a possible stumbling block.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
No chance we get him 😭 https://t.co/DqsOMIkm3b
— Matthew Chalk (@matthewchalk12) April 28, 2021
top player that boy would love that signing!
— Kamaradona18 (@kamaradona18) April 29, 2021
It’s a lovely thought, but a nonstarter.
Rangers will be priced out of any move for Veerman.
— JHC 🏆 (@JHC17626935) April 29, 2021
If he’s available for Ryan kent money, and say we do sell someone like hagi, I think we should push the boat out, he looks like the type of midfielder we need, and tbh an area that needs freshened up, he’d certainly be a coup
— Ro55co (@Ross90141394) April 29, 2021
Rangers being linked with Joey Veerman excites me greatly. We may struggle to sign him due to the amount, and quality, of other teams interested but he’s now the benchmark. Great to see the club prioritising and willing to spend money on strengthening CM.
— Still staying at home every other Saturday (@CF3Loyal) April 29, 2021
Rumours about Joey Veerman.
He’s worth like £20m minimum. No way can we afford him. Although he would be one hell of a player.
— Douglas Park (@douglaspark92) April 29, 2021
He’s not worth £20 million mate 😂 he’s valued around £6 – £8 million depending on what source you use. Decent young player, if we can get him at the right price I wouldn’t say no.
— Joe McKenzie (@McKenzieJoe9) April 29, 2021
Dont know about 20m. Heerenveen dont command fees like that. Could see him moving for about 6 or 7m
Well worth a look. Excellent player. CL is a good draw as well as our tradition with Dutch players. But there’s better leagues interested.
Right type of player. See what happens
— RyanClarkKent 1872 💎 (@1872Rck) April 29, 2021
Only worth £20m if someone is willing to pay it. Reckon he’d go for somewhere around £7-8m given the market uncertainty just now but definitely a really good player. Would love to see him at Ibrox but I’m unconvinced it’s a doable deal.
— 𝕽𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕭𝖊𝖆𝖗 (@RangersBear_55) April 29, 2021
Veerman isn’t the only star Rangers have been linked with this week, as the club have also reportedly ‘registered interest’ in an in-form Premier League player.