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Rangers: O’Rourke makes Veerman claim

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A major Rangers transfer claim has been made, regarding Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman…

What’s the talk?

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that the Dutchman will be ‘high on the list’ of the Gers’ transfer targets in the January window.

The reporter has revealed that they attempted to sign him in the summer and that the arrival of Gio van Bronckhorst could see them try for a second time.

“Veerman will definitely be high on the list of targets.

“They tried to sign him in the summer and he still remains high on their list of potential targets.

“With van Bronckhorst in there now, I think it just gives extra weight in maybe following up that interest in the Dutchman.”

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Excitement

Rangers fans will surely be excited by this claim from O’Rourke as it brings with it the prospect of a top addition to the squad coming in January.

His comments suggest that the Gers could make a swoop for the talented midfielder and supporters could be delighted with that as his form in the Netherlands suggests that he could be a fantastic signing.

Veerman has averaged a phenomenal SofaScore rating of 7.53 in the Eredivisie this season, scoring three goals and providing six assists in 16 games.

He is averaging an exceptional 2.4 key passes per game, whilst also winning 56% of his duels and making 2.9 tackles and interceptions per game.

Last season, he averaged a score of 7.35 as he produced seven goals and ten assists in 31 games in the Eredivisie for Heerenveen. He made 1.9 key passes and 3.0 tackles and interceptions per game, whilst also winning 55% of his duels in the middle of the park.

In the current Rangers squad, Joe Aribo’s 1.6 key passes per game leads the midfield contingent when it comes to chance creation, whilst the Nigerian’s 2.4 tackles and interceptions per game also tops the charts for midfielders in the side.

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This means that Veerman is outperforming every midfielder in the Rangers squad when it comes to creating chances and winning the ball back for his side. He has shown that he can have an impact in both boxes and perform consistently to a high level, although it remains to be seen whether or not his form in his home country is transferable to the Premiership.

Irrespective of the what if’s at the moment, Rangers fans will surely be excited by the prospect of signing a player with Veerman’s statistics in the Eredivisie.

He can only play against what is put in front of him and he is putting up some impressive numbers that could make him an excellent addition to van Bronckhorst’s side if he is able to adapt to Scottish football.

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