By Doug Ward

23rd Jun, 2022 | 1:10pm

Rangers submit new bid to sign Antonio Colak amid £2.1m PAOK development

Rangers have submitted a new bid to sign PAOK centre-forward Antonio Colak after their opening offer of £1.5million was turned down, according to Greek journalist Georgios Sideridis.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Thursday (23 June), Yellow Radio reporter Sideridis claimed that Greek club PAOK are “considering” the revised offer but they are demanding £2.1million for the 28-year-old Croatia striker.

Sideridis works for Yellow Radio and Greek news outlet Transfer Greeks. Yellow Radio is a radio station based in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which is where PAOK are from.

Get it done

Rangers need to sort out their front-line this summer.

If Alfredo Morelos signs a new contract then that will be massive and easily the biggest signing that Giovanni van Bronckhorst could make right now.

However, if he’s unwilling to pen fresh terms then we simply cannot afford the risk of losing him on a free transfer in 2023 when his existing terms expire.

Even if Morelos signs a new deal and stays, we could do with reinforcements up front because the Colombian has had dry spells at Ibrox and he’s also been over-used in the past.

Kemar Roofe is the next-best option up front but his injury issues are well-documented.

The jury is still out on Fashion Sakala while Cedric Itten has been sold off the BSC Young Boys.

Colak scored twice at Ibrox in the 2021/22 Champions League qualifiers while he was on loan at Malmo.

His brace knocked the Light Blues into the Europa League, which, when you think of it now, could be seen as a blessing in disguise.

But overall, Colak is a Croatia international who’s scored goals everywhere he’s played in his career.

Yes, he’s a bit of a journeyman but the former Hoffenheim and Nuremberg striker could find a home for himself in Glasgow with the famous Light Blues.

In other Rangers news, this forward has exited Scotland as he makes his way to a new club south of the border.