By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

1st Jul, 2022 | 8:01am

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson gives opinion on incoming Colak

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has given his opinion on rumoured incoming Alfredo Morelos replacement Antonio Colak.

The former Gers midfielder, believes “only time will tell” whether the incoming 28-year-old striker will be a hit at Ibrox.

According to Sky Sports on 29 June, Rangers agreed a fee with PAOK for Colak while the Scottish Daily Mail claims (30 June, back page and page 75) that the Croatia international has agreed personal terms.

Ferguson said on the Daily Record website on 1 July: “As always with all new signings, the proof will be in the pudding where Antonio Colak and Rangers are concerned.

“It is always better to reserve judgement until he’s here in the flesh.

“I learned over the years that not everyone is built to cope with the demands of wearing a Rangers shirt so, as talented as he looks, we won’t know for sure if he can handle the pressure until he’s pitched into the thick of it.”

Morelos Out, Colak In?

With the transfer rumours around star stiker Alfredo Morelos refusing to go away, it is no surprise that Rangers are looking at replacements.

The 26-year-old Columbian striker has scored 113 goals in his five years at Ibrox, with an impressive strike rate of a goal every 1.9 games.

Morelos has averaged an outstanding 22.5 goals per season, and has been key to the Rangers renaissance.

Consistent goalscorers like that are hard to find, and even harder to keep so manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, will help if he does lose his talisman, Colak can fill his boots and replace his reliable supply of goals.

His rumoured replacement, Colak, has an even better strike rate than Morelos with a goal every 1.7 games during his time at HNK Rijeka, however, the Croatian is coming off the back of a difficult season where he only netted eight goals in 36 games across all competitions for two different teams.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have told this midfield player he’s free to leave Ibrox permanently.