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.

This site understands the Ibrox giants will look to secure at least a £6milion fee for Helander if he is to leave during the upcoming transfer window.


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.

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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.

In other news, a £30,000-a-week Rangers star may sign a new deal on one condition, according to an ex-Ger.