According to Goal, Filip Helander has agreed to sign for Rangers.
A wide range of potential transfer fees have been suggested, with a fee of up to six million euros even suggested by one journalist.
🚨CONFIRMED🚨@RangersFC agree terms with @BolognaFC1909en for Swedish International Defender #Helander.#Rangers to pay #Bologna €4m now then two annual installments of €1m each.
Player is on his way to Glasgow to undergo his medical before signing 4 year contract.#Transfers
— Nima Tavallaey (@NimaTavRood) July 11, 2019
The 26-year-old Sweden international is currently with Serie A side Bologna. However, their Sporting Director admits a transfer to Rangers could soon be finalised [Daily Record].
If Helander does become a Ger, he will be the fourth centre-back in the first team squad.
He would join Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and a fellow new arrival, George Edmundson.
Four senior central defenders with Academy stars like Lewis Mayo for cover is enough for the upcoming campaign.
Therefore, given this move for Helander is likely to have been in the pipeline for some time, it now looks clear that a move for Gerrard’s former teammate, Martin Skrtel, was never on.
The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to Ibrox for some time. Speculation intensified recently, though, when the former Slovakian international left Fenerbahce after failing to agree a new deal.
Just last month, the Daily Record reported that Rangers had held positive initial discussions with Skrtel and that he was set to fly to Glasgow for face-to-face talks the following week.
However, it seems as though the interest was greatly exaggerated. Gerrard has plucked for a defender in his prime rather than the experienced but perhaps fading ex-Liverpool man.
It looks a logical call and let’s hope the 6ft 4″ Swede is a success at Ibrox