By Pranav Shahaney

29th Jun, 2022 | 11:10am

PAOK could retain rights to Antonio Colak as Rangers table fresh bid to sign him

Greek side PAOK could negotiate the terms of the Antonio Colak sale with Rangers in different ways to bring down the initial price.

According to Yellow Radio journalist Georgios Sideridis, they could retain the player rights or even include a sell-on clause in order to be compensated for his transfer away from the Ibrox in the future.

The Scottish Sun reported on June 28 that Gers had tabled a second bid for the 28-year-old Croatian striker.

Sideridis wrote on Twitter, “Think they will meet somewhere in the middle too, probably with a future sale deal, PAOK could keep some of the player’s rights with a decrease of the fee.”

Fair deal

If Rangers are unwilling to pay over the top or match the Greek side’s valuation of the player, then it makes sense to include clauses.

A striker is one of the priority signings for Gers this summer and it’s understood that Colak is high on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s shortlist.

With Alfredo Morelos’ uncertain future, it does make a lot of sense for the club to have replacements ready and even if the Colombian stays, Colak could do with one season as a backup striker.

His numbers this past campaign have been a tad underwhelming so it will be on GvB to get him firing on all cylinders at Ibrox.

He’s the one who wants the Croatian so eventually, the buck will stop with him if he does not perform to the level required.

Hopefully, the third bid can get Gers their man and they can move on from this transfer saga and target more players.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.