Rangers will pay Bologna a total of €6million (£5.4million) over the next two years to land Bologna defender Filip Helander, according to journalist Nima Tavallaey with the defender agreeing a four-year contract at Ibrox.
The Swedish international looks set to become Steven Gerrard’s eighth signing of the summer and Tavallaey claims the Gers will pay €4million (£3.6million) now with two annual payments of €1million (£900,000) to the Serie A side.
🚨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
Given what has been spent this summer, Helander will be a substantial outlay regardless and could cost the biggest fee spent by the club since Nikica Jelavic.
The Swede will almost certainly come straight into the side if a deal is done to bring him to Glasgow and he could, potentially, make his debut in this weekend’s friendly with Marseille, but wouldn’t be able to be added to the squad for the Europa League clash with St. Joseph’s on Thursday.
Helander’s arrival could also spell trouble for Nikola Katic with the Croatian looking to cement himself in Gerrard’s starting XI after spending much of last season watching from the bench.