Philip Hellander may have played his last game under Steven Gerrard at Rangers, after it was recently revealed that the central defender will miss the remaining games of the league due to injury.
Gerard confirmed before Sunday’s 4-1 defeat of Celtic in the Old Firm derby that the Swedish national team will miss the last three games of the Rangers in the campaign.
While the league title is over and his injury will not have much of an impact on the Rangers’ current season, his appearance in the Cup defeat against St. Johnstone may be his last for the Light Blues.
The former Bologna man has been linked with a move to Leicester City and Aston Villa in recent months, and recent reports suggest he wants to move away from Ibrox as he wants to be tested in the Premier League.
Did Helander’s Rangers career end?
Therefore, it would not be a surprise to see the 28-year-old leave this summer, especially when you consider the number of central defender options already available to Gerard.
Of course, Hellander played a huge role in the success of the Rangers title this season and was one of their most consistent performers along with Conor Goldson in defense, but Gerard can do little if the central defender wants to leave the Premier League this summer.
Reports suggest that the Rangers value the defender around £ 6 million, which is a pocket change for many Premier League clubs, suggesting that leaving Ibrox is at stake.
In fact, the Rangers seem to be already looking for a potential replacement for Hellander, with reports showing that they have offered a contract to Vitesse central defender Danillo Doeki, which seems strange when they already have a number of options for a central defender team.
Therefore, Hellander may have already played his last racing game under Gerard, as he will not be competing again until next season, at which time he may have already completed a summer transfer to the Premier League.
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