By Mike Slater

29th Apr, 2021 | 3:10pm

Michael Mols: 'Perfect' Joey Veerman would struggle at Rangers

Michael Mols has insisted that Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman could find it difficult to adapt to Rangers and Scotland should he join.

The Dutch prospect has been linked with a £5million summer move to Ibrox after impressing scouts with his performances [The Sun].

Despite Mols describing Veerman as “perfect”, he could help but cast doubt over how he would deal with the aggressiveness.

Speaking to the Daily Record on Thursday, Mols shared his doubts over the ability to adapt to the Scottish Premiership should Veerman join.

“I don’t know if Scottish football will suit him,” he said. “Scottish football is more aggressive, like the English Premier League which is physical, so I have a little bit of doubt in my mind.

“He is perfect with the ball and in possession, he’s a really great player. His passing and movement with the ball is really relaxed in a good way.

“But in Scottish football, there is a lot of emphasis on duels and fighting for the ball. I’m just not sure that would suit his style. He would maybe find it a little bit difficult to adapt.”


So, Mols is saying that Veerman is the “perfect” player, but could struggle to adapt to the physicality, we have heard that before.

The likes of Ianis Hagi have been questioned before, and Joe Aribo has admitted to bulking up dramatically already this season.

Veerman would be wanted about this before moving to Glasgow if it was completed, and he would prepare for that accordingly, we have no doubts about that.

Should the 22-year-old help the Bears dominate the ball even more than they do in midfield, he would be untouchable in the Scottish Premiership.

According to WhoScored, Veerman still completes two tackles per game and that is more than anyone in our squad this season.

Gerrard and his team will be analysing all of these options, and we are very confident that the Dutch star would be the perfect addition in all areas.

In other Rangers news, View: The Bears must go all out for ‘hottest prospect’, solves major problem spotted by Ferguson