The reported interest by the Scottish giants on the Harambee Stars defender has come up as Filip Helander attracts Premier League interest
Harambee Stars and Elfsborg defender Joseph Okumu has revealed his desire to play in Europe’s top five leagues amid reported interest from Scottish champions, Rangers.
The reported Rangers interest comes as centre-back Filip Helander is linked with a move to the Premier League. Okumu has been a key player for the Swedish side and the Scottish champions see him as a capable replacement should Helander leave.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are the Premier League sides that have been linked with Helander, 27, whose departure could open a chance for Okumu to find another European club after two seasons with Elfsborg.
“It’s not just about what one side wants, it’s about the bigger picture,” Okumu said as per Rangers News.
“When the time is right, I am sure that I will move on and there will be a mutual agreement between me and Elfsborg. If it is not the right time, then I’ll stay.
“I can not say any specific country or league. It all depends on which bids come, and it is only then that I will have to decide what suits my playing style best. I hope to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe.”
In January, the former Chemelil Sugar star was a subject of a reported £2m interest from an unnamed club, a move that did not materialise in the end as he remained in Sweden.
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