Kevin van Veen has admitted that Rangers are interested in him, while insisting he is hugely popular amongst Scottish sides.


The Groningen striker has been heavily linked with a move back to Scotland this month and Rangers are believed to be interested in adding him to Philippe Clement’s options.


Groningen CEO Wouter Gudde claimed last week that he is not aware of any Rangers offer for the forward but the striker confirmed that the Gers are keen to sign him.




Van Veen admits that Rangers are showing interest in him and feels that is not surprising given how many goals he netted last term.


He stressed that the entire Scottish league are huge fans of his and would take him.



But Van Veen conceded that while Scottish clubs can only sign him on loan, Groningen want a transfer fee, which he feels is beyond their financial capability.


Asked about interest from Rangers, the Dutchman told Dutch daily the Dagblad van het Noorden: “Even though I cancelled them [Rangers], there is still interest.



“But there are more clubs that find a striker who scored 29 goals last season interesting.


“I can contact the entire Scottish league directly but they all want a loan while Groningen would prefer to sell.


“It is difficult for many Scottish clubs to come close to what Groningen paid for me in terms of a transfer fee, which is a problem.”


Van Veen spent two seasons in Scotland with Motherwell before joining Groningen last year.


This term so far he has hit the back of the net five times in the Dutch second tier.