Newcastle United and Norwich City are both looking to bolster their squad for the upcoming Championship season, one target that both recently relegated clubs seems to share is Hellas Verona’s central defender Filip Helander, according to Gazza Mercato.
Following Hellas Verona’s unfortunate relegation from Italy’s top flight Serie A last season, it is looking that the Gialloblu will be raided this summer.
With Pierluigi Gollini already signing for Aston Villa in the Championship, it is now looking likely that Newcastle United and Norwich City will attempt to prise Helander away from the Italian club.
Filip Helander is a talented 23-year-old centre half who has Champions League experience when he was at Swedish side Malmo, he has also earned the international recognition to play for his national side, Sweden.
With Newcastle United looking beyond Grant Hanley in their pursuit of a centre half, Rafa Benitez may opt to bring in the Swedish international.
Norwich City are also looking to bring in a centre half as there is likely to be increasing interest in Timm Klose, Filip Helander could potentially be his replacement.
With Helander likely to leave Hellas Verona this summer, Newcastle United or Norwich City could potentially be his next destination.
Newcastle United and Norwich City fans, what do you make of the news? Would you like to see Helander at your club? Which club do you think needs to bring in a centre half more urgently? Which club would enhance Helander’s career more in your opinion? Who will finish higher this season? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!