By Doug Ward

21st Jul, 2021 | 5:10pm

Bad news for Ryan Jack if Rangers manage £7m swoop for Joey Veerman

It has been a quiet summer transfer window for Rangers fans but that was pretty much expected after the way last season went.

Steven Gerrard’s men made absolute mincemeat of the Premiership as they stormed to title number 55 and impressed yet again in the Europa League.

Before the transfer window opened, pre-contract deals for Nnamdi Ofoborh and Fashion Sakala while we’ve since added John Lundstram, who was also out of contract.

However, the biggest story of the summer will definitely be if Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman does end up arriving in Govan.

Veerman, 22, has undoubted talent.

He was one of the best central midfielders in the Dutch Eredivise last season as he made 31 league appearances and scored seven goals and supplied 10 assists in the process.

According to stats by WhoScored, Veerman is a strong set-piece taker who’s also great with the ball at his feet.

In the Eredivisie last season, the deep-lying playmaker ranked ninth for key passes per game [1.9] and fifth for dribbles per game [2.5].

According to Glasgow Evening Times journalist Chris Jack, we’re ready to offer a stunning £7million for the Heerenveen star – and that is worrying news for Ryan Jack.

Now, there’s no doubting Jack’s ability.

He was one of our best players last season but the issue with the Scotland international is the number of injuries he’s suffered and the amount of time he’s been forced to spend on the sidelines.

If Glen Kamara stays and Veerman comes in, Jack is someone who’ll probably have to be wary of his spot in Gerrard’s starting line-up.

Jack will turn 30-years-old at the start of next year while he also has two years left on his contract at Ibrox.

Last season, the injury-prone ex-Aberdeen star made just 19 appearances in the Premiership as we won the title, missing loads of matches with calf and knee injuries.

According to transfermarkt, missed 36 matches last season with three different issues.

Jack really is a fan favourite at Ibrox but the sad reality could be that if Veerman comes in, he’ll steal the Scotland international’s place.

In other Rangers news, this player has returned to Auchenhowie already despite being released after not showing up for training.