Filip Helander has poured cold water over a move south without actually ruling it out, after admitting it wasn’t a goal.
The Swede, arguably the best defender in the league, will go to the Euros fresh off 55 and the stopper is certainly in good spirits, even if he has fitness issues associated with leg pain.
But when asked about his future plans he was cryptic and said:
This is not overly reassuring in truth. He’s pretty clear – he is ambitious, and the top of the club game, aside the CL of course, is the PL, and that’s where every player wants to ply their trade, with the exception of Barca and Real.
He’s not set an outright goal to go to England, but he gets around that statement by admitting his target is to keep getting higher in the sport, and the SPL clearly does not fit that.
Rangers, again, more than satisfy the demands of big players but the league we play in far from does. It’s merciful that we have a shot at the CL because that could well be a major carrot for guys like Helander to stay, but Leicester and Villa, the main two clubs credited with interest, will tempt him should they make an offer.