By Saikat Mandal

23rd Jun, 2022 | 7:15am

Daniel Larsson: Antonio Colak must secure Rangers summer move

Former Swedish player Daniel Larsson has urged Antonio Colak to grab a move to Rangers in the summer transfer window.

Sport24 reported on 21 June that Rangers have submitted a bid for the 28-year-old striker, but PAOK quickly rejected the offer, as per Sport Time journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos.

The Daily Record added on 22 June that the Gers are not expected to make an imminent move to sign the striker, but Larsson feels that Colak must not miss out on a move to Ibrox.

“It would be a huge move for Antonio to sign for Rangers, considering his age and the career he’s had, this would be a big step to a massive club. If I was him and the chance was there then I’d be very happy if a club like Rangers showed an interest,” said Larsson, as quoted by Daily Record (22 June).

“You can’t really go that much higher than a club which showed their size last season by reaching the Europa League final.

“I watched many of the games Rangers had on that road to the final and it showed they are back as a big power in Europe and with that comes a big attraction for any player to play for them.

“It should be a big compliment for any player to get that interest as it’s a big step and a huge compliment.

“He’s managed to get himself into the Croatian national side and has worked so hard to progress, there are also no issues with him as a person so it’s the perfect match as far as I’m concerned. He also has scope to develop so I’d imagine the possibility of this move would appeal to him as another move up in his career.”

Must move

The Gers need to make a quick call, and make a move for the striker. 

This is a massive window for the Gers, but they have been very slow in their dealings. 

There haven’t been enough activities apart from securing deals for players like Connor Goldson, Steven Davis and Allan McGregor. 

John Souttar is the only arrival at the club, but that deal was agreed way back in January. 

Doubts remain whether Alfredo Morelos will stay at the club beyond the summer as he has only a year left on his current deal. 

Kemar Roofe has shown that he can be a potent option upfront but the Bears must sign a striker this summer, and Colak would be a cracking signing. 

He is tall and stout and should have no issues dealing with the physicality of Scottish football. His record in Sweden tells you that he can be a superb option in front of goal. 

The Daily Record reported on 22 June that he could be available for around £1.7m, and it is not an unreasonable amount of money. Just, get it done. 

In other Rangers news, the Gers want to sign this new forward as they aim to ramp up their transfer business soon.