By Joe Ellis

22nd Jun, 2022 | 1:10pm

Rangers not in contact with PAOK striker Antonio Colak

Rangers have not initiated any contact with PAOK striker Antonio Colak but remain interested in the Croatian, according to Joshua Barrie.

The 28-year-old spent the 2021 Swedish season on loan at Malmo where he scored whopping 19 goals in all competitions, including the one to knock the Light Blues out of Champions League qualifying.

He has since not managed to break into the Greek club’s side and they are now prepared to sell him for as little as £1.7milion [Daily Record].

Barrie, a journalist for Rangers Review, reported via his personal Twitter account that although there is no contact yet between the player and the club, it is not a possibility that has been ruled out entirely.

“I understand there’s been no contact between Antonio Colak and Rangers at present,” Barrie said. “That said, he is a player that the club would have an interest in.

“The forward fits the mould of attacker Giovanni van Bronckhorst would like to bring to Ibrox,” but he soon deleted the tweet from his account.

Pay up

This constant dithering over which striker to sign and for how much is getting rather boring now.

We’ve known for a while that a natural number nine is one of our top priorities this summer with Alfredo Morelos’ contract ending in 12 months’ time and no new deal looking likely anytime soon.

So let’s forget all about the sea of strikers we could sign and focus our attention on this one player because we might not find anyone better who is willing to come to Ibrox.

Standing at six-foot, two-inches, he should have no issues dealing with the physicality of Scottish football and his goal record in Sweden tells you everything you need to know about his prolific instincts in front of goal.

£1.7million is not an unreasonable amount of money to part with either and could turn out to be the bargain of the decade if he ends up being half as good as Morelos has been during his time in Glasgow.

In other Rangers news, the Gers could make a third approach for this Croatian midfielder after failed attempts in two previous summer windows.