Michael Ball backs Rangers to complete move for Joey Veerman
Michael Ball has backed Rangers to complete a multi-million-pound move for Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman this summer.
It has been confirmed that there is interest from the Bears by director Ferry De Haan, and it could cost any side £8.5million to make the switch.
Ball believes that Veerman could be the number one target at Ibrox, with midfield an issue last season due to numerous injuries.
Speaking to the Transfer Tavern, Ball made the big transfer claim ahead of a busy summer for Steven Gerrard.
“They know the Dutch, how they are trained, and how they come through the youth system. His numbers are fantastic,” he said.
“He will probably cost more than Ryan Kent maybe, or around the same amount of money, so if Steven wants him as number one target, I feel the club will 100% back him.”
Michael Mols has described Veerman as the perfect playmaker in the Eredivisie but did admit that it could take him some time to settle at Ibrox.
The 22-year-old has scored 10 goals and delivered the same number of assists this season for Heerenveen and could be the ultimate box-to-box machine for the Bears.
Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack have been plagued by injuries this season, and the younger options such as Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi have excelled in their absences.
Veerman would add to the options of Gerrard, who would be the perfect mentor for the likes of the Dutch sensation in the years to come.
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