Aston Villa podcaster Neil Dunworth has been sharing his thoughts on a potential summer transfer move for Rangers defender Filip Helander from the Birmingham club.
This comes after Dunworth hosted a recent episode of Villa-themed podcast For The Love of Paul McGrath where he shared his thoughts on Helander after the defender was recently linked with a move to Villa Park.
On the subject of the possibility of Helander making the move to Birmingham this summer, Dunworth had this to say on the matter. (19.17)
He said: “For me, I think it’s possible that we sign him, I’m not quite sure that we need to sign him.
“Would I be disappointed if we did sign him? I don’t think I would. He’s grand, he’s fine. He’s not going to come in here, he’s not going to blow the doors off, I don’t think from what I’ve seen of him. I’m open to discussion, I’m open to correction and as I say no matter what player comes in to Aston Villa Football Club, they will get 112% of my support.”
Helander joined Rangers back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Italian club Bologna for a fee of £3.02 million. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.8 million, has made 45 appearances for the Scottish club across all competitions in which he has managed to score five goals and provide one assist along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Neil Dunworth’s comments on a potential summer move for Helander…
Given how the defender has managed to earn himself a decent season rating of 7.11/10 for his performances in the SPFL this season, making him one of Rangers’ highest-rated players for this campaign, this could be why Villa have been linked with a move for Helander in recent weeks.
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Also, with current Villa defender Ezri Konsa having been linked with a potential summer move out of the club, perhaps Helander could act as a suitable replacement for Konsa if he does leave Villa Park this summer.