Rangers have been linked with both Gustavo Hamer and Joey Veerman recently but who would be the better signing for Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox next season?
According to Football League World, Rangers are interested in signing the Brazilian-born midfielder this summer, after his impressive debut campaign with Coventry City in the Championship.
The likes of Norwich City, Brighton and Brentford are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old, who has contributed five goals and two assists in 42 Championship appearances for Mark Robins’ side this season, which helped him average a solid 6.74 rating from WhoScored.
Hamer is currently valued at just £1.8m by Transfermarkt, although he has another two years left on his contract with the Sky Blues, who won’t be willing to let him go easily after they comfortably avoided relegation following their promotion to England’s second-tier last season.
According to reports from the Netherlands, Rangers are one of the sides interested in the SC Heerenveen midfielder, who has continued to dazzle in the Eredivisie.
This year, the 22-year-old has contributed seven goals and nine assists in 29 appearances in the Dutch top-flight, which has helped him earn a superb average rating of 7.44 so far this season, according to WhoScored.
Transfermarkt currently value the young Dutchman at £6.3m, whilst his contract at Heerenveen is set to expire in 2024, so it would likely cost Rangers a significant amount should they bring him to Ibrox this summer.
Whilst Veerman would likely be the more expensive option, he has outperformed Hamer when it comes to goals and assists this season, despite playing at an arguably higher level.
The 22-year-old has also outscored the Coventry City man when it comes to tackles per game (2 vs 1.3), key passes per game (1.8 vs 1.5) and shots per game (2.1 vs 1.8), so definitely seems like he would be the better option for Gerrard this summer.
PSV Eindhoven have also been linked with Veerman and their manager Roger Schmidt was full of praise for the young midfielder recently, saying:
“Veerman is a very good player, especially with the ball. He always has good attacking ideas, makes good decisions under pressure and always looks ahead. He has great vision.”
Therefore, if Rangers are looking for players with genuine Champions League quality ahead of next season, then Ross Wilson should forget about signing Hamer and instead focus on trying to bring Veerman to Ibrox.
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