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Rangers: Giovanni van Bronckhorst could lure Jeroen Zoet to Ibrox

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Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could persuade goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet to join the club this summer, says The Daily Record’s Steven Mair

The lowdown

Mair assesses potential replacements for Allan McGregor, who’s expected to leave Ibrox at the end of the season when his deal expires.

Zoet changed clubs as recently as the summer of 2020, swapping PSV Eindhoven for Serie A outfit Spezia.

He only signed for two years, and he lost the no. 1 jersey following the October international break.

Zoet, an 11-times capped Dutch international, is valued at around £1.1million by Transfermarkt.

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A contract extension is thought to be in the works for Zoet, but Mair thinks Van Bronckhorst could throw a spanner in the works, via The Record.

Not only could he offer ‘European football in front of 50,000 adoring fans’, he also holds the ‘trump card’ of being ‘a famous name’ in their shared homeland.

If Aaron Ramsey (on loan from Juventus) could be tempted at the prospect of working under Gio, Mair writes, then surely Zoet could too.

The verdict

Van Bronckhorst is a Dutch great, having won the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and La Liga (x2) during his playing career.

He played more than 100 times for The Netherlands and appeared in the 2010 World Cup final against Spain.

It wouldn’t be a surprise, then, if Zoet was particularly receptive to a call from the 47-year-old.

This is a goalkeeper with experience of playing, and indeed excelling, in the Champions League. Indeed, PSV manager Mark van Bommel said he was ‘outstanding’ in a hard-fought defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in 2018/19.

In terms of his attributes, the 31-year-old has exhibited a weakness when dealing with shots from distance, but on the other hand, he’s a penalty specialist, and that could be crucial for Rangers in closely-fought cup ties or European competitions (via WhoScored).

In other news, Heart & Hand have demanded that this man be dropped.


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