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Exclusive: Michael Ball reckons Joey Veerman would improve by signing for Rangers

Michael Ball thinks Rangers target Joey Veerman would take his game to a new level by playing for Steven Gerrard.

Dutch midfielder Veerman is on Gerrard’s radar this summer with the club expecting he could cost up to £7m, and the former Liverpool captain is eager to bolster his squad ahead of a Scottish Premiership title defence.

Veerman made 35 appearances for Heerenveen last season and showcased his attacking capabilities by registering nine goals and 11 assists.

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However, it appears the 22-year-old has fallen out with his current employers, with Veerman claiming to VI, via the Daily Record, that Heerenveen have potentially priced him out of a move to Rangers.

The Scottish champions face competition for Veerman’s services, with Italian side Hellas Verona also interested and a bid being lodged by an unnamed club.

Ball, who enjoyed a spell with Rangers and in Dutch football during his playing career, feels Veerman would be a promising signing by the Gers and understands why the Dutchman is eager to head to Ibrox and benefit from Gerrard’s guidance.

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Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Ball said: “The two clubs seem to be quite far away on the fee. It’s a huge opportunity if Rangers can get a guy in who seems to impress a lot of people.

“If you have the opportunity to play for Rangers Football Club, you’ve got to go. Play under Steven Gerrard and improve your game.”

Article title: Exclusive: Michael Ball reckons Joey Veerman would improve by signing for Rangers

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