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Rangers signing Helander could be bad news for Katic

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Rangers signing Helander could be bad news for Katic

Rangers are reportedly closing in on Filip Helander.

Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard yesterday claimed the club were on the verge of signing a new defender, and Sweden international Helander is the mystery player according to Sport Bladet.

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The 26-year-old, who plays his football with Bologna, made 23 appearances last term.

The 6ft 4in colossus is said to be only a few formalities away from completing his move to Ibrox, which will see him become the club’s eighth addition of the summer.


It is though the proposed deal is worth around £4.2 million, which would suggest he will go straight into Gerrard’s starting XI next term – meaning there could be more frustration on the horizon for Nikola Katic.

TBR’s view

With Joe Worrall having returned to Nottingham Forest, Katic might have been hoping to step up in 2019/20 and become an indispensable player for Gerrard.

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The former Slaven Belupo player started strongly last term and was in the side regularly alongside Connor Goldson, but he was eventually phased out by Gerrard to the confusion of fans.

If Rangers land Helander, one has to imagine the young Croatian will wind back up on the bench, with Goldson a player fully trusted by the Liverpool legend.

Helander is a tough tackler who is able to dominate in the air, and he could be the man to shore things right up at the back for the Gers in 2019/20.

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