Rangers transfer information: Filip Helander agrees private phrases with Scottish giants

Rangers transfer information: Filip Helander agrees private phrases with Scottish giants

The enormous Bologna centre-back has agreed a three-year cope with Steven Gerrard’s facet, although a transfer price has but to be finalised

Rangers are closing in on the signing of Filip Helander after the Bologna defender agreed private phrases with the Scottish Premiership facet.

Rangers have been trying to find a world centre-back this summer time, and sources near the participant have confirmed to Purpose that the Swede has agreed to a three-year deal at Ibrox.

The Scottish giants, managed by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, have but to agree a transfer price with Bologna for the participant, however it’s understood that a proposal within the area of €Four million (£3.6m/$4.5m) ought to be sufficient to get the deal over the road.

A departure from Italy appears all however sure for the 26-year-old, who additionally has a proposal from Turkish Tremendous Lig membership Basaksehir.

Fellow Turkish outfit Besiktas are additionally carefully monitoring the state of affairs however are but to make a concrete provide. Nonetheless, the 6’4″ defender prefers a transfer to Scotland over Turkey.

Helander has been taking part in his football in Italy for 4 years, having first joined Hellas Verona from his first membership Malmo in 2015.

After one season at Verona, he then moved onto Bologna the place he made 60 Serie A appearances over three seasons, scoring one purpose.

Nonetheless, the enormous defender struggled to search out constant taking part in time final season after Sinisa Mihajlovic changed Filippo Inzaghi as coach.

Helander has been capped 10 occasions by his nation and was a part of Jan Andersson’s squad on the 2018 World Cup after famously eliminating Italy in a qualification play-off. Sweden would find yourself reaching the quarter-finals in Russia, dropping 2-Zero to England.

Rangers boss Gerrard admitted on Tuesday night that Rangers have been closing in on a brand new defender.

“Will probably be a everlasting deal for a defender,” he said.

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“There may be nonetheless a option to go however now we have had some progress within the final couple of days.

“If issues progress as they’ve within the final 48 hours, I’m hoping one thing will get completed by the top of the week.”

Ought to Helander full his transfer to Rangers, he would develop into the membership’s eighth signing of the summer time.

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