Joey Veerman ‘could be one’ of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers transfer targets as he scours the Dutch and Belgian markets.
That’s according to journalist Stuart Hodge, who was speaking to GIVEMESPORT.
Van Bronckhorst, who was appointed Rangers boss in November following the departure of Steven Gerrard, has previous experience in his homeland with Feyenoord, where he was an assistant coach, under-21 boss and eventually the first team manager.
Although he hasn’t managed in Belgium before, there are close links between the countries’ respective top divisions, which may even join up in the future.
Hodge told GIVEMESPORT that Van Bronckhorst may favour players from the Eredivisie or the Jupiler Pro League as he seeks reinforcements in the New Year.
He thinks Veerman may be one of the players who has caught the 46-year-old’s eye, saying: “In terms of where van Bronckhorst will look to strengthen his squad, you can maybe stick the Netherlands and Belgium together in that regard.
“Van Bronckhorst will know those markets and he will know the players he wants. Joey could be one of those.”
Veerman, who can play as a defensive midfielder and in a slightly more advanced role, would be a good signing for Van Bronckhorst and Rangers.
As well as his three goals, he has contributed six assists this season and can be considered one of the top creators in his league. Indeed, only five Eredivisie players can better his average of 2.5 key passes per 90 minutes, while just two have set up more goals than him.
Former Rangers man Michael Mols has actually gone as far as to describe him as ‘perfect’ when he’s in possession, so hopefully Hodge’s revelation that Veerman may be a priority for the club in January comes to fruition.
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