By Doug Ward

30th Jun, 2022 | 7:10am

Antonio Colak to jet in for Rangers transfer once PAOK secure replacement, personal terms agreed

Rangers have agreed personal terms with Antonio Colak after PAOK accepted a bid for the Croatia striker, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported via their print edition on Thursday (30 June, back page and page 75) that the Gers are edging closer to sealing a £1.8million swoop for the 28-year-old centre-forward, who’ll jet into Glasgow to complete his signing once Greek side PAOK find a replacement for him.

It is understood that Rangers insist they tabled just one bid for Colak and it was accepted by PAOK.

The Scottish Daily Mail claims the former Malmo loanee, who scored at Ibrox in the Champions League last season for the Swedish club, has also agreed personal terms with the Light Blues.

Almost a done deal

With a fee agreed with PAOK and personal terms agreed with the player, Rangers aren’t far away from wrapping this deal up.

It seems as though PAOK need to sign a new striker before they’re willing to let Colak move on, which is fair enough. However, we hope they don’t take too long as we’d like to see the German-born Croatia international join up with the Gers squad as soon as possible for pre-season training.

Rangers definitely need to bolster their strikeforce this summer.

Cedric Itten has already left Ibrox for BSC Young Boys, leaving Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Fashion Sakala as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s only out-and-out options up front.

However, Morelos is in the final year of his contract, Roofe’s injury record is a major issue and the jury is still out on whether Sakala can score goals regularly enough for the Scottish Cup champions.

Colak proved that he can get on the scoresheet regularly as he netted 19 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions in his 2021 loan spell at Malmo.

Let’s hope that he can continue that record in Scotland and, if anything, improve upon it.

It’s a good start that he’s already shown he can score at Ibrox in the Champions League qualifiers because we could need that in the coming weeks.

In other Rangers news, a young player has been spotted at hospital as he undergoes a medical to quit Ibrox for good.