By Saikat Mandal

24th Jun, 2022 | 8:10pm

PAOK plan to replace Antonio Colak after Rangers made approach

Greek club PAOK are looking to replace Antonio Colak this summer amid strong interest from Rangers, according to a report SportDog.

The Greek sports website reported on 24 June that PAOK could demand a fee of around £2.5 million for the 28-year-old striker.

The National journalist Chris Jack reported on 23 June that the Bears are expecting to reach an agreement with the Greek club over his signing.

Greek journalist Georgios Sideridis wrote on his personal Twitter account on Thursday (23 June), the Gers submitted another bid for the striker after their opening offer of £1.5million was turned down.

Get it done

The news will come as a big boost for Rangers, considering that PAOK are already looking for his replacement.

It is up to the two clubs now to reach an agreement, although the price should be well within the club’s budget.

The Gers desperately need to sort out their front line this summer.

There is an element of doubt whether Alfredo Morelos will sign a new deal at the club. If he does, it will be massive for the Scottish giants, and clearly would be the best deal of the summer.

However, if he leaves, the club must sign a top-quality player who can fill his void. In fact, even if Morelos stays, the club should look to sign another back-up striker.

Kemar Roofe is a versatile player who can play upfront but he is more effective playing behind the striker. Fashion Sakala could be another option, but a genuine striker is needed.

Colak scored twice at Ibrox in the 2021/22 Champions League qualifiers while he was on loan at Malmo, and he could be a handy signing for the club.

He may have struggled in Greece, but his scoring record elsewhere proves his quality.

In other Rangers news, one of the Gers’ most impressive teenagers is getting the attention of Giovanni van Bronckhorst with his commitment to pre-season training.