Filip Helander would be a “squad player” in the Premier League if he makes the move south of the border from Rangers, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Manchester City defender delivered his verdict after the Sweden international’s price tag was revealed.
A £6million transfer would bank Rangers £2.5million profit after he arrived from Bologna in 2019 for £3.5million.
Swedish outlet Aftonbladet report Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Leicester City are both interested in the 27-year-old.
Conor Goldson has remained an ever-present for Rangers this season and Helander has shared duties with Leon Balogun alongside him.
And therefore Mills has claimed any move south would only be motivated by money.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “£6million is a squad player.
“The player would probably be moving for money because he wouldn’t be playing, I would not have thought. You’re not buying a Premier League centre-half for £6million and expecting them to go into the first-team.
“He’s probably thinking, ‘I’m at Rangers, if I go to the Premier League, I’m going to move for money.’
“That’s a squad move, rather than an out and out move to first-team.”
Helander’s value could further soar over the summer as he is set to play a key role in Sweden’s European Championships campaign.
He played the full 90 minutes in both of their World Cup qualifying games in the recent international break.