Sources: Harry Kane is big admirer of star Aston Villa want to sign

Harry Kane is a big admirer of Aston Villa defender target Filip Helander, Football Insider understands.

This site revealed on Tuesday (19 April) that the Rangers star, 28, is on the radar of Villa as they set their sights on a new left-sided centre-back.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Kane is in no doubt about the calibre of Helander after previously playing against him internationally at age-group level.

Dominant aerially and left footed, the Sweden international, who has 19 full caps, ensured Kane barely had a kick in an Under-21s clash in 2015.

Steven Gerrard knows Helander’s game inside out after managing him at Rangers for two-and-a-half years.

He is convinced that the Swede has the calibre to make a big impact in the Premier League but is concerned about his injury record.

The centre-back has just been ruled out for the rest of the rest of the season with a foot injury having already missed much of this campaign with a knee problem.

Such issues have limited the defender to just 11 appearances this term.

Helander has just over a year remaining on his deal at Ibrox.

Villa could capitalise on his contract situation as Gerrard looks to reshape his defence ahead of next season.

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Gerrard has not been convinced by club captain Tyrone Mings since his appointment.

Mings is under contract at Villa Park until the summer of 2024.


By: Wayne Veysey
Title: Sources: Harry Kane is big admirer of star Aston Villa want to sign
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Published Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 06:00:00 +0000