Reported Rangers target not happy with his £10m price tag, wants to be sold for less
Joey Veerman is not happy. The Heerenveen midfielder is clearly desperate to leave after a brilliant 2020-21 campaign. Rangers are one of the clubs reportedly considering the Dutchman – but Heerenveen, according to Veerman, want as much as £10million. He wants to be sold for less.
The 22-year-old starred for Heerenveen last season. Despite being used in midfield, holding midfield and on the left, he still had a hand in 20 goals. Scoring nine, he created 11 more. Despite having a contract with the Eredivisie side until June 2024, he is clearly quite keen to go.
Speaking recently, Veerman’s captain and namesake – Henk Veerman – stated that Rangers, and Celtic, were keen. But after a £4.3million bid was rejected by Heerenveen from Italian side Verona, 22-year-old Veerman has spoken out. He told VI that he thinks his club are pricing him out of a move.
“The Italians have made a very reasonable offer, but when I hear what Heerenveen is asking, it is a very different story. Ten to twelve million (Euros)? I think that’s crazy. After a pandemic with empty stadiums, the money is pretty much gone. I honestly don’t think this makes any sense.”
What is a fair price for Rangers target Veerman?
While it is understandable that Heerenveen want top dollar for a player that starred in the Eredivisie last season at just 22, they need to be fair. They do not want to have a player that is going to cause a scene, and become a bad egg in the dressing room. That is the way it is going.
£4.3million is well below his worth and Veerman is both modest, and unrational to say that it was a “reasonable” offer. He says his club want between £8.5million and £10million. The latter end of that is probably too much. But between £6million and £8million is a fair price.
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