Rangers links to Joey Veerman are not going away but one of the club’s reported transfer rivals in PSV Eindhoven have just received a £26m boost to their transfer coffers.
Dutch international Donyell Malen was one of the nation’s stand-out performers in an ultimately disappointing Euro 2020 campaign and he’s just moved to Borussia Dortmund.
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— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 27, 2021
The pacey PSV forward has reportedly been signed to replace England international Jadon Sancho, who moved to Man United this summer in a reported £73m deal [BBC Sport].
Signing a five-year deal at the Westfalenstadion, the Daily Mail are reporting that Dortmund are parting with £27m of that Sancho fee to sign the pacey forward.
This news also comes amid reports that the Dutch giants are set to free up a space in midfield by selling Pablo Rosario to OGC Nice for a reported £5.1m [De Telegraaf].
PSV was linked to Heerenveen midfielder Veerman at the same time as Rangers, alongside Dutch rivals Ajax and Serie A side Atalanta [Scottish Sun].
At the beginning of the window, PSV were amongst the frontrunners for the Dutch playmaker, with claims Veerman would prefer a move closer to home.
However, Veerman himself would then quash any suggestion of a domestic transfer and cut a frustrated figure after PSV instead opted to move for Brighton midfielder Davy Propper.
Similar type players, PSV announced the move last week with Veerman previously claiming it would be now be “very difficult” to move to another club in the Netherlands [Daily Record].
It remains unclear if PSV could reignite interest in Veerman, 22, but with over £30m reportedly set to come into the club they could perhaps begin to muse over the midfielder’s £8.5m asking price.
Rangers are said to be preparing a package worth £7m [Glasgow Times] but there continue to be murmurs of discontent within the player’s camp over an excessive asking price.
However, one ex-pat Scottish coach working out in the Netherlands has warned Rangers to stump up and pounce or risk missing out on a “very talent player”.
“Joey is a very talented player – very talented,” Den Bosch coach Scott Calderwood told the Daily Record.
“His next move is important. He’s ready to become an international player for Holland. If he keeps developing the way he is, his value is only going to go up.
“If you look back to where he’s come from over the last four, five years then you can see his value has shot up.
“Holland have already got some good players in the middle of the pitch but I think if he had been playing for a bigger club he’d have had a call-up by now. Then the money being discussed becomes a lot for any club.”
It remains unclear if PSV are back in the running but it’s clear they’ve now got the finances to pursue a move for the player.
Not that Heerenveen are in any rush to sell – the midfielder made an appearance for the club at a pre-season friendly last week and has three years left on his contract.