Out-of-contract Rangers defender Filip Helander has been linked with a summer homecoming to Malmo FF despite his long-term injury woes.
The Swedish international started his career at the Scandinavian club and according to reports in his homeland a potential return beckons once Helander’s Ibrox deal expires in the coming months.
That’s according to Aftonbladet who are claiming that despite leaving Malmo in 2015, big defender Helander remains highly thought of at his hometown club.
Now 29-years-old, Big Fil’s time at Rangers has been one dominated by injury problems but has been interspersed with moments of quality.
A full Swedish international for a reason, when Helander has played for Rangers the ex-Malmo star has looked every inch the Serie A defender that the club signed from Bologna.
Malmo linked with Filip Helander move
Rangers paid a reported £3m to sign Helander from the Italian club in the summer of 2019 and the player played a big role in securing 55 but there have been major injury problems throughout his Ibrox stint.
A foot issue sustained against Celtic in the 2019 Betfred Cup Final had a massive impact on his first season at the club, whilst an injury initially sustained in September 2021 has wrecked the last few years of his career.
Despite a brief comeback a year ago, the problems have persisted and Filip Helander has yet to kick a ball for the club this season.
The situation with the defender, as frustrating as it for Helander, has not helped Rangers at all with several high-profile injuries contributing to a woeful domestic campaign to date.
It is not expected the player will sign a new contract with the club and Malmo are seemingly watching the injury situation involving Filip Helander closely.
Helander was last seen in a Rangers shirt in April 2022, the Malmo-linked defender playing 45 minutes in a 4-0 win over St Mirren.
Rangers fans remain well aware of Malmo following the club’s Champions League qualification exit to the Swedes last season.
Meanwhile, the manager that day is hoping to interrupt apparent Rangers transfer interest.