There’s a big claim for Rangers fans coming out of Sweden on Wednesday, as Aftonbladet report Bologna’s Filip Helander is heading to Ibrox.
According to the Swedish newspaper, the centre-back will leave the Serie A side and play under Steven Gerrard next season, with the Italians pocketing just over £4.2m in the process.
The 26-year-old joined Bologna back in 2017 following a successful loan from Hellas Verona, and made 20 appearances in the league last year, but fell out of favour towards the end of the campaign, playing just three times from the end of January onwards.
With three years left on his contract in Italy, it might have been expected for Rangers to pay a little more, but Aftonbladet explain both sides have agreed on the fee, and the player must have accepted the personal terms offered by the Scottish side.
As things stand, ‘only some formalities’ remain before the transition can become ‘official’, suggesting we could be mere hours away from seeing Helander holding a scarf over his head and explaining how thrilled he is to play under Steven Gerrard.