Rangers look to have set their sights on Leicester City centre-back Harry Souttar as the club finally look to replace the quality lost in Filip Helander.

Reports are all pointing to a potential loan move for the Australian centre-back, who is the brother of Scotland international John Souttar.

But whilst nothing is said and done just yet, the suggestion is that any move for Harry Souttar could depend on Rangers shipping out Ben Davies.

But the transfer merry-go round doesn’t begin and end with the ‘one out, one in’ which seems too good to be true for an expectant Ibrox support.

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Harry Souttar can finally replace role of Filip Helander at Rangers

Rangers have struggled without the quality of Swedish international Filip Helander and have suffered ever since the centre-back was ruled out with injury.

If you think back to the 21/22 season, where Filip Helander scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Celtic, perhaps the Scandinavian defender’s influence was understated.

But losing a former Serie A defender who cost £3m proved a sizeable hole in the club’s defence and having lost the player for the best part of two seasons Rangers haven’t filled the void.

Whilst the big Swede has fallen down the levels and signed for Danish side OB, the 24 months of big injuries taking their toll, Rangers need similar quality as the centre-back in his prime.

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Rangers must be on the hunt for a top addition at the back and £15m Harry Souttar – irregardless of what happens with Ben Davies – looks to be the man in the club’s sights.

If the club can get the deal over the line, then they may well have just finally replaced Filip Helander whose absences over the last two seasons have been nothing short of devastating.

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