By Peter Lynch

29th May, 2023 | 6:49pm

Rangers tipped to sign Motherwell goal machine Kevin van Veen as £750,000 reveal emerges on radio

Craig Moore has speculated that Rangers could sign Kevin van Veen on a permanent basis from Motherwell this summer.

The Well striker, who scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, could be available for £750,000, according to the former Rangers defender.

Moore believes the 31-year-old represents a safer and cheaper option than potential attacking targets outside of Scotland.

“Kevin van Veen to a Rangers, for example,” Moore said on Go Radio, as quoted by Football Scotland. “You spend, say £750,000. A player that knows the league. He’s not over the hill, he’s 31.

“He’s shown that he does it in this league. Sometimes you spend more on someone that there’s a risk factor to it, coming to a new country, being able to settle in.

“I’m not saying Kevin van Veen starts for Rangers. But I’m saying that Rangers need two, three, four strikers. I’m telling you right now, there will be worse options out there.”

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Interesting option

Signing the Motherwell striker would definitely represent a cheaper option for Beale, but it would also be taking the easy way out, with supporters undoubtedly wanting their manager to bring in more exciting talents from elsewhere.

Van Veen is definitely proven in the Scottish Premiership, but at 31, it remains to be seen how long he can keep his goalscoring heroics up for.

Rangers perhaps should instead be looking for younger players that can provide a long-term solution to the attacking issue, rather than a quick fix.

While his £750,000 signature would save the Gers plenty of money, there should be enough in the bank to be able to spend a larger sum on a player that is capable of banging in the goals and could then potentially be sold for a profit after a number of years.

Beale is working quickly when it comes to transfers at Ibrox this summer, but he won’t rush into a decision on Van Veen.

In other Rangers news, one journalist has shared a Beale verdict at the Gers after what happened in Celtic’s title celebrations.