New Rangers signing credits Henrik Larsson for his Old Firm Knowledge

By Connor Gordon

July 15, 2019

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson is partly responsible for new Rangers signing Filip Helander.

The Swedish international says he watched Larsson as a young boy. The 26-year-old will have seen the Hoops hero net many times against his new club.

All things considered, it shows the effect Larsson still has on today’s footballers.

Larsson influence could come back to bite Celtic

The Swede scores 242 goals for Celtic in a seven year trophy laden career.

Henrik Larsson is a hero for Rangers man Filip Helander. (Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images)

However, could he have potentially stopped his former club from scoring more goals in the coming season?

Helander comments that he knew of Rangers after watching Larsson on the TV.

He told the Scottish Sun: “As a Swede growing up in the 90s and early 00s I obviously saw Henrik Larsson.

“I was always seeing the Old Firm, so obviously I knew that Rangers was a big club.”

Helander joins the Gers on a reported £3.5 million transfer and big things are expected.

Nevertheless, The Bhoys have captured Christopher Jullien for double that amount from Toulouse.

Christopher Jullien is twice the price of Filip Helander. (Photo by REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see who will be lifting the league trophy at the end of the season.

This will be one of the many battles between the two sides to see which defender is coming out on top.

Are Celtic doing enough for another influenced player?

Another man that appears to have been touched by Celtic is Rennes midfielder James Léa Siliki.

The Frenchman is reportedly subjected to interest going by the press last week.

News is quiet on Celtic’s interest in James Léa Siliki. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Before Saturday’s friendly at Celtic Park, Léa Siliki called the stadium the second most beautiful in the world.

He also added the You’ll Never Walk Alone hashtag to his tweet.

Everything seems to be quiet on the transfer front.

Could it be Celtic aren’t interested in him at all or are the club biding their time for other transfers to take place?