Date: 2nd June 2021 at 6:40pm
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Former 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.

Since Gerrard arrived at Rangers in 2018, he has long been building towards something special as he looked to end Celtic’s long domestic dominance.

Shrewd signings such as have been triumphant, and have proven that Gerrard can be trusted with funds, as he looks to bring in Joey Veerman this summer, according to reports

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 , 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.”

TIF Thoughts…

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.