By Pranav Shahaney

22nd Jun, 2022 | 9:19am

PAOK ready to sell Antonio Colak to Rangers after rejecting opening bid

PAOK are reportedly willing to cash in on striker Antonio Colak amid growing interest from Rangers over a summer move.

According to the Scottish Sun (June 22, 7:53 am), the Greek outfit claim that they have already rejected an opening bid from the 55-time SPFL champions.

However, there is a willingness to a deal as Giovanni van Bronckhorst is keen on signing the 28-year-old Croatian striker.

Avoid at all costs

Colak may be a first-team regular and a full international but he is not what Rangers need, especially if they’re looking to replace Alfredo Morelos.

The 28-year-old is not a striker that the manager can rely on to continually find the back of the net when the chips are down.

He is something of a purple patch player who has few good games before going missing for weeks together.

Morelos has set the bar extremely high with his performances for the Ibrox giants and they must keep the striker search at that level.

Colak is arguably half the player the Colombian is and signings like that will only see the club go backwards in comparison to Celtic and similar stature European clubs.

Hopefully, they do not continue with their interest after the first rejected bids and look at alternatives because there clearly are many out there.

It remains to be seen what Ross Wilson and the manager decide to do as signing a striker this window is a priority.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.