By Pranav Shahaney

19th Dec, 2021 | 9:10pm

Rangers could turn to Joey Veerman with van Bronckhorst in charge

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will turn to the Netherlands to bring new players to Rangers in January, claims journalist Stuart Hodge.

The Dutchman has a good understanding of the region and could look to sign Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman.

Gers were linked with a move for the 23-year-old all summer and Hodge, who’s followed by renowned journalists on Twitter and works for Digi Bulletin, has told Give Me Sport that a January move could be on the cards.

He said, “In terms of where van Bronckhorst will look to strengthen his squad, you can maybe stick the Netherlands and Belgium together in that regard.

“Van Bronckhorst will know those markets and he will know the players he wants. Joey could be one of those.”

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Scott Arfield and Steven Davis are ageing and John Lundstram is still to find his feet in Scotland.

While Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara are thriving, there are games when GvB will feel the need to rest one of them.

However, with a squad that’s not rich in depth, that luxury has not been offered to the Dutchman.

Even during the 1-0 win over Dundee United on Saturday (December 18), he needed Aribo to come off the bench to secure maximum points.

In Veerman, he would be getting a midfielder who’s “dynamic” and is capable of playing anywhere in the middle of the park.

While he’s known for his goal-scoring exploits and movement in the final third, he’s an impressive holding midfielder as well.

Given how GvB plans on making his system at Ibrox a fluid one, the 23-year-old could be an ideal fit for him.

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