Heerenveen captain expects Rangers-linked Joey Veerman to leave, name checks Rangers and Celtic
Joey Veerman has enjoyed an excellent season with Dutch club Heerenveen. Despite playing in numerous positions, the youngster was involved in 20 goals throughout – and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are supposedly interested. Now, the captain of Heerenveen says he expects Veerman to leave – and name checks both Rangers and Celtic.
The 22-year-old has been used in holding midfield, as a box-to-box midfielder and even on the left flank at times. Despite that, he has scored nine goals and created 11 more. Little surprise, then, that clubs have become interested – but Rangers are not the only team to consider a move.
Southampton, Atalanta, PSV, Club Brugge and others are named alongside Rangers in a report from Voetbal International. A report from the Glasgow Times, meanwhile, states Veerman would cost Rangers a near-record fee of £8.5million. Now, his captain Henk Veerman thinks he will leave – but intriguingly named Celtic as well as Rangers as a possible suitor.
“I’ve read things about Atalanta Bergamo, Rangers FC, Celtic, PSV, Ajax and AZ. I expect him to go to one of those clubs. I also think Joey is an added value for every club in the Netherlands,” Veerman told Voetbal Primeur.
Which club needs Veerman after captain claim – Celtic or Rangers?
Veerman has been in excellent form. Goals, assists and versatility, Veerman has it all and at a young age, he is already outperforming the Eredivisie. He needs to join a bigger club in Europe, and even both Celtic or Rangers cannot expect him to stay longer than three years.
Rangers need goals from midfield, probably the only thing lacking in their side. Celtic, meanwhile, have both David Turnbull and Ryan Christie to do that. Weirdly then, it appears Rangers might need him more – even though Celtic probably require strengthening everywhere else on the pitch.
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