By Mike Slater

4th Jul, 2022 | 7:10am

Antonio Colak edges ever closer to Rangers transfer, may have to wait until 48 hours before new season

Rangers are edging ever closer to the signing of PAOK forward Antonio Colak, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper has reported that personal terms with the player, as well as the fee have already been agreed, but the Greek club are waiting to bring in a replacement.

It is even suggested that the Bears may need to wait until 48 hours before the new season gets underway before confirming and announcing the deal.

This is becoming a farce now.

Rangers jet out to Portugal today (Monday 4th July) and it looks as though no new senior signings will be joining John Souttar on the plane as things stand.

Things with Colak have been agreed for weeks now it seems, with the Croatian more than keen to get a deal over the line and help the Champions League dream.

But, waiting until 48 hours before the new season starts is no good for Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who will need to integrate the striker into his squad, as well as the new system.

Shocking.

The way PAOK have conducted themselves in this process is nothing short of shocking.

Colak is more than keen on the move to Ibrox, we have paid the asking price, as well as agreeing to personal terms, so they should release him to jet into Glasgow and complete the move.

At this stage, they are simply holding the Croatian hostage and they should have thought about their own pursuit of a replacement before agreeing to the deal.

Ross Wilson will be working non-stop to try and get this deal over the line and sorted, but at this stage, there may be nothing he can do given what the Greek side are doing.

48 hours before the season starting would be a joke, and it would go a long way to basically confirming that he won’t be available on that opening matchday.

Something needs to be done quickly, with our patience surely starting to wear thin – never mind Colak.

In other Rangers news, scouts at Ibrox are said to have watched this ‘immense’ powerhouse numerous times ahead of a potential major transfer