Report: Rangers linked Simon Deli to have medical before £2.25m move elsewhere

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

The Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, has suggested that a new recruit is imminent at Ibrox.

Simon Deli of SK Slavia Prague

The Rangers-linked centre-back, Simon Deli, will reportedly undergo a medical ahead of a €2.5 million (£2.25m) move to another club later on Wednesday.

Rangers had been credited with an interest in Deli, who currently plays for Slavia Prague, although speaking via the Daily Record last night, the Ibrox boss, Steven Gerrard, insisted that while a new signing is imminent in the 27-year-old's position, it is not going to be him.

 

And according to HLN in Belgium, Deli is heading instead to Club Brugge.

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The newspaper claims that, pending a successful medical, the Ivorian is expected to sign a multi-year contract with the Pro League runners-up, where he will replace the new Bologna recruit, Stefano Denswil.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"It will be a permanent deal for a defender," Gerrard said after Rangers beat St Josephs' 4-0 in Gibraltar. "There is still a way to go but we have had some progress in the last couple of days.

"If things progress as they have in the last 48 hours, I’m hoping something will get done by the end of the week."

According to Aftonbladet, Rangers' mystery recruit will be the player Denswil has effectively replaced at Bologna, Filip Helander.

The Swedish newspaper claims the 26-year-old could cost the Gers in the region of £4.2m.

Filip Helander of Bologna FC in action during the serie A match between Bologna FC and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on May 13, 2018 in Bologna, Italy.

Is Helander a better signing for Rangers than Deli?

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