Leicester City are reportedly one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in swooping for Rangers’ centre-back Filip Helander.
According to Sportbladet, the Foxes admire the Swedish international alongside fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa.
It is also reported that Steven Gerrard has already begun considering replacements for the 27-year-old so a deal could certainly be possible for Leicester, and certainly one that Director of Football Jon Rudkin should sign off.
Helander, a 14-time Swedish international, has enjoyed a terrific season in Scotland as Rangers lifted their first Premiership title in ten years.
He has made 27 appearances in all competitions and has not lost a single game throughout 2020/21 when he has taken to the pitch.
The defender, signed from Italian outfit Bologna in 2019, has also accumulated 16 clean sheets to his name – a highly impressive amount.
Whilst Helander’s defensive work has certainly not gone unnoticed, he has also been a threat in the other box too having netted three goals this season.
His form has been noted by Rangers’ boss Steven Gerrard; the former Liverpool midfielder labelling the Swede as a “leader” at the heart of the Rangers’ defence.
He definitely seems an extremely competent defender then and that is exactly what the Foxes need heading into 2021/22.
Club captain Wes Morgan’s contract continues to run down, with the Jamaican seeming likely to hang up his boots come the end of the campaign.
This would leave just Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu and Wesley Fofana as the only natural centre-backs at Brendan Rodgers’ disposal. Considering that the East-Midlanders look certain to have another potential European campaign to contend with, another addition would be extremely welcome.
That is where Helander would benefit the Foxes again. He has already made 14 European appearances in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League during his career, as well as a further 10 in qualifying – experience that could well be vital.
Rated at just £1.8m, Helander could be a shrewd addition for the Foxes so they must beat Aston Villa to his signature.