Former Rangers full-back Michael Ball believes manager Steven Gerrard has earned the trust of the board with signings in recent transfer windows and will be backed in the summer transfer market as a result.
Rangers, who went unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership, won their first title since 2011 under the guidance of the former England midfielder.
The 22-year-old scored 9 goals and assisted a further 11 in all competitions for Heerenveen.
Ball revealed that he believes previous signings that have become a success at Ibrox will result in Gerrard being backed by the board this summer, when speaking to Transfer Tavern.
“If you’d asked me that question two or three years ago I probably would have said no.
“But I feel the Ryan Kent deal, that they trusted Steven, and that was a lot of money. Rangers at that time, I don’t think many people realised Rangers had that money to get that deal done and that’s worked and that’s a big bonus for Steven and his ability to spot players.”
Gerrard has been an obvious success during his three years at Rangers so far, taking the club into a new golden era. Whilst Gerrard’s long-term future at the club isn’t guaranteed, the next thing the club can do is have successful foundations set.
Allowing Gerrard to bring in those who he believes can be a success at Ibrox, will stand the club in good sted as they eye up domestic dominance.
As for Veerman, at 22-years-old he could be a fantastic signing for Rangers for all of the aforementioned reasons.
Ultimately, TIF believes backing Gerrard in the summer transfer window is a huge factor that could determine the longevity of Rangers’ success.