By Joe Ellis

22nd Jun, 2022 | 6:20am

Rangers move for Antonio Colak unlikely to come anytime soon

Rangers are not expected to make an imminent move to try and sign Croatian striker Antonio Colak, according to the Daily Record.

The Light Blues have made an approach already for the 28-year-old but that was rejected by PAOK, according to Greek publication Sport Time journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos.

Colak has been unable to break into the first team with the Greeks despite a sensational loan spell at Malmo in Sweden where he scored 19 times, including against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in Champions League qualifying.

But the Daily Record (09:44pm on Tuesday 21 June) believe that Ibrox chiefs are still keen to make a deal happen even if that won’t come in the upcoming few days.

While their approach to buy Colak was rejected, the possibility of a loan move is not out of the question with the Croatian still having two years left on his current deal with PAOK.

Hesistance

This is not the first instance we have seen already this summer that our board are a bit hesitant to make any conclusive moves in the transfer market.

It is getting rather tiresome now as well because we’ll soon find ourselves beginning the 2022-23 campaign with just one new signing (John Souttar from Hearts) and that isn’t what we need if we fancy ourselves as Scottish champions come the end of May.

We know that a striker is a necessary purchase with Alfredo Morelos’ future and fitness uncertain plus Kemar Roofe’s debatable ability to lead the line in his absence.

We can’t keep using Joe Aribo as a false nine for an entire season so whether it be Colak or another linked number nine, those Ibrox chiefs just need to make up their minds as soon as possible before all of the good strikers are poached by other clubs, leaving us the runt of the litter.

In other Rangers news, another striker seems to have proven too much for us but this time Celtic have also pulled out of the race.