Any Rangers move for Joey Veerman depends on the Ibrox club selling one of their players to fund the move, according to a leading Dutch journalist.
Voetbal International journalist Reon Boeringa confirmed the Gers’ interest in the Heerenveen midfielder but claimed that the Ibrox club are yet to make a bid – contrary to reports – and that they’ll need to sell to fund a move.
Rangers FC is één van de clubs die Joey Veerman al langer volgt. De club is zeer gecharmeerd van de middenvelder, maar heeft zich – in tegenstelling tot Verona – nog niet in Friesland gemeld. De Schotten zullen eerst moeten verkopen.
— Reon Boeringa (@reonboeringa) July 15, 2021
Translated into English, the above tweet reads:
“Rangers FC is one of the clubs that Joey Veerman has been following for some time.
“The club is very charmed by the midfielder, but – unlike Verona – has not yet reported in Friesland. The Scots will have to sell first.”
Rumours of Rangers’ interest exploded online after an apparently “in the know” poster on popular forum Follow, Follow claimed the Gers were moving for the midfielder.
Those claims suggested that Rangers can bid up to £5.5m with £2m in add-ons whilst reports coming out of the Netherlands have claimed that the Gers have only bid €4.5m (£3.8m) [De Telegraaf].
That report claims that Hellas Verona of Serie A have also made a bid of €5.5m for the player.
A talented 22-year-old playmaker with an eye for a decisive pass and for goal, this would be considered a marquee move and a major statement of intent by the club.
These claims from Boeringa also come amid major Ibrox exit links to key players at the club.
Finnish international midfielder Glen Kamara has been extensively linked with a move to the Premier League whilst FC Porto have been routinely mentioned alongside Alfredo Morelos.
Rangers fans are certainly excited by the prospect of signing of Veerman the club’s fans went nuts as the transfer rumour mill went into overdrive around the Dutch midfielder.