Rangers-linked Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman has been subject to a transfer bid from Eredivisie side Feyenoord, according to reports coming out of the Netherlands.

The box-to-box Dutch midfielder, 23, has been one of the top performers outside of the traditionally bigger sides in the Dutch top flight with Feyenoord making a move ahead of the January window.

Rangers were extensively linked to Joey Veerman alongside the likes of Feyenoord, PSV, AZ and Hellas Verona in the summer with some reports suggesting the Gers had £7m interest [Glasgow Times].

After Feyenoord dumped Heerenveen 3-0 in the Eredivisie earlier in the week, the club’s technical director confirmed that the Dutch side had moved for the talented midfielder.

“It is true that Feyenoord has reported for Joey,” said Ferry de Haan [Voetbal International].

“We will now consider what to do next.”

Rangers-linked Joey Veerman looks set to leave Heerenveen this January

Joey Veerman was amongst the most high-profile of Rangers’ reported summer transfer targets with a failure to qualify for the Champions League surely damaging Ibrox hopes of signing the player.

But after the appointment of Dutch coach and legendary former Netherlands captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox it had some crossing their fingers about a potential return for the midfielder.

Now, it appears that Joey Veerman could be on the move this January and after Feyenoord’s interest was confirmed it’s up to Rangers to decide if they want to join the bidding.

An ever-present for Heerenveen this season, Joey Veerman has made 20 appearances for the club, scoring four goals and laying on seven assists.

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Whilst Rangers fans may hold out hope of a move for Joey Veerman, Rangers appear well-stocked in midfield heading into the second half of the season.

Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, John Lundstram, Juninho Bacuna, Nnamdi Ofoborh and even Ianis Hagi provide stiff competition in the middle of the park at Ibrox.

Speaking of Rangers transfer interest, here’s three of the biggest transfer stories coming out of Ibrox ahead of the January transfer window.

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