What can Rangers fans expect from rumoured incoming striker Colak?
What can Rangers fans expect from Antonio Colak with the PAOK centre-forward reportedly closing in on a move to Ibrox this summer?
Rangers have agreed a fee of £1.8m with PAOK for the Croatian striker [Sky Sports], and despite there still being a lot of work still be done to complete the deal, a transfer looks close.
However, what can the Ibrox faithful expect to see if Colak is lining in up in the blue of Rangers next season?
- Aerial ability and linkup play
Standing at a tall six-foot-one, the HNK Rijeka striker possesses strong aerial ability, both in the box getting onto headers and with hold-up play.
He is adept at winning flick-ons ahead of his defender and bringing others into play.
His link-up play is also a strength, with the former Nuremberg striker being neat in possession and able to lay off the ball into midfielders and wingers and launch attacking sequences.
With Morelos only five-foot-eight, Colak provides an alternate type of frontman, being more of a target man striker and being less likely to run in behind defences than the Columbian.
In Colak, Rangers have a striker that has for want of a better word, been around the block.
He has plied his trade in Croatia, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Greece, and with over 300 career games under his belt, he brings a wealth of experience to this Rangers team.
Add this to the fact that this Rangers team has experienced veterans like Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield, adding a player with this sort of journeyman background can only be a positive for the squad.
3. Perennial goalscorer
In addition to the wealth of experience Colak brings, he also brings an impressive goalscoring record with him.
With 144 career goals so far, Colak clearly knows where the back of the net is.
His goals tend to almost come in the box, with the Croatian being an expert and getting onto the end of crosses and having strong attacking positioning to get onto through balls and tap in rebounds.
The journeyman striker does not have a specialized type of finish, with his strikers varying from finesse and driven shots, side-foot finishes, chips, and of course powerful and precise headers.
He is also an ice-cool penalty taker, with an exquisite record from the penalty spot.
If chances are created for him, Colak is more than capable of doing the rest and doing it consistently.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have told this midfielder he’s free to leave Ibrox.