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Filip Helander admits Rangers shock after £4m move

Filip Helander of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern, Switzerland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are a little bigger than the Swede had anticipated.

Filip Helander of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern, Switzerland.

Filip Helander has admitted that he underestimated just how huge Rangers were as a football club.

The Sweden international is still getting to grips with life in Glasgow after joining the Gers this past summer.

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Helander, who set Rangers back £4 million [The Scotsman], has only managed two Premiership games under Steven Gerrard so far, sitting out Sunday's 5-0 demolition of Hamilton with an injury.

The 26-year-old joined from Bologna in Italy and despite claiming that he knew the light Blues were a big club, he concedes that he didn't realise the full scale until actually being there.

 

Helander told Rangers TV: "Maybe how big the club really is surprised me a bit. I knew obviously that it was a big club when I came, but maybe not that big.

"Then of course Scottish football is not very similar to what I have played before in Italy, so that's been quite a new thing."

There's a bit of pressure on Helander, having cost so much money, but he is a very decent centre-back and one who will no doubt justify the money that was spent on him.

But it'll be tough because Gerrard also has Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson and George Edmundson - who made his league debut this past weekend - and time will tell how the big Swede reacts.

Filip Helander of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium  on August 18, 2019...

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