By Andrew Maddox

30th Jun, 2022 | 9:30pm

Rangers are closing in on Antonio Colak signing to kickstart busy summer window

Rangers are finally closing in on signing Antonio Colak and are gearing up for a busy summer once the move is complete, according to the Daily Mail.

The Croatian striker, who scored 14 goals in 26 league games on loan at Malmo in 2021, has been heavily linked with a move to Glasgow in recent weeks.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is now close to getting his man and his signing will have a huge knock-on effect to Rangers’ business this summer.

The report claims that Colak’s signing “will likely trigger an intense period of transfer window activity.”

Rangers have been frustratingly quiet so far this summer, with John Souttar being the only major arrival so far.

Make the right moves

Fans will surely appreciate transfer activity finally getting started, but the club needs to make sure that they make the right moves.

Colak coming in will give Rangers the room to sell Alfredo Morelos if the right bid comes in, but they cannot afford to lose any of their other stars.

Interest in Calvin Bassey could be high following his heroics last season, but the club have rightly slapped a £25million price tag on him to deter interest.

However, Joe Aribo could easily leave amid reports that he has a £10million release clause in his contract. If Aribo does leave, which is possible given his comparatively low release clause, then he must be replaced properly.

One man who could fit the bill is Manchester City wonderkid James McAtee, who was linked to the club by Football Scotland earlier this month.

However, interest in McAtee is believed to be high with Championship side Huddersfield Town reported to have the edge by the Manchester Evening News.

McAtee will also likely only be a loan move, forcing Rangers to look for a more permanent solution in 12 months anyway. While there are no real rumours about a potential Aribo replacement coming out of the club right now, Rangers will surely have one in mind.

The club’s two high-profile January signings, Aaron Ramsey and Amad Diallo, failed to hit the mark last season, so maybe it is best if they look for rough diamonds.

The potential is there for Rangers to chase Celtic down and reclaim the Scottish Premiership title, but they will need to be smart this month.

In other Rangers news, Stephen Kelly is set to depart the club on loan, with interest from England and Scotland reported.