By Joe Ellis

6th Jul, 2022 | 1:40pm

Rangers-bound Antonio Colak says his goodbyes at PAOK

Antonio Colak has bid farewell to his staff and teammates at PAOK as he nears a move to Rangers, according to Greek journalist Georgios Sideridis.

The 28-year-old, who knocked the Light Blues out of the Champions League last season while playing for Malmo, is now on his way to Glasgow to complete a medical and sign his contract at Ibrox.

The Bears are thought to have paid a transfer fee of roughly £1.8million plus add-ons to the Greek Super League side for the Croatian’s services with his replacement at the Toumba Stadium already found.

“As I’ve been informed, Colak has said goodbye to his teammates, and he is on his way to Scotland,” Sideridis said via his personal Twitter account. “PAOK have found his replacement.”

Colak will be Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first senior summer signing, discounting John Souttar’s pre-contract agreement sealed in January, but he could be set to lose Joe Aribo to Southampton for £10million [The Athletic].

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Rangers needed a striker so van Bronckhorst has gone out and got one but now is the time we need to kick on and make even more top additions to the squad and make Celtic squirm in their seats.

Our Old Firm rivals are making moves of their own to improve their side further having won the Premiership last season but there is a very hungry desire from our side to regain our crown this time around and we need more new faces to do that.

We could do with a new left-back if Calvin Bassey ends up at centre-half again as he did towards the end of the 2021-22 campaign and found his best run of form since arriving in Glasgow as well as a new winger to complete the attacking trifecta alongside Colak (or Alfredo Morelos if he stays) and Ryan Kent.

Our pockets aren’t going to be unlimited in their depth but the £10million we could be about to get for Aribo should allow us to go out and make a couple of big purchases that could turn the tide in our favour.

In other Rangers news, Colak is certainly a better option at striker than this free agent who is closing in on a move to Italy.