By Joe Ellis

8th Jul, 2022 | 3:40pm

Rangers new signing Antonio Colak given 'passionate' journo review

Rangers finally confirmed the signing of PAOK striker Antonio Colak on Thursday (7 July) after weeks of negotiations and waiting for fans.

The 28-year-old signed a three-year deal at Ibrox, with an option for a further year, after the Light Bluespurchased him from the Greek Super League side for £1.8million.

Apostolis Lampos of Greek broadcasters Nova Sports is excited to see Colak thrive in Scotland and had a rave review of the Croatian when speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times.

“In my opinion, Colak is a pure No. 9 with good finishing. His team must have some plays and tactics based on him,” Lampos said.

“He has good first touch and he is passionate and aggressive inside the box. His main weakness is the transition game. During his time with PAOK he improved his teamwork mentality and he got great experiences under big pressure.

“His best position is nine. I’m not the one to tell if he could play in other roles with big success.”

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Colak is a good start to our 2022 summer transfer window but just the Croatian will not be good enough for Rangers fans who want to snatch back the Scottish Premiership title from Old Firm rivals Celtic.

We are rapidly closing in on signing former Derby County captain Tom Lawrence on a free transfer with Football Scotland reporting that the Welsh international has already completed his medical ahead of a potential weekend transfer to Ibrox.

The 28-year-old would likely come in to replace Joe Aribo in van Bronckhorst’s midfield with the Nigerian imminently heading to Southampton in a £10million move.

It still isn’t enough at the moment to suggest that we are much better off than we were last season even with Connor Goldson surprisingly signing a new deal.

We could perhaps look to sign a new goalkeeper to finally replace Allan McGregor, who also penned a contract extension, and maybe we need another winger to compliment Ryan Kent on the opposite side but what we know for sure is that this summer is only just getting started.

In other Rangers news, Colak’s signing was a necessary one as the club confirmed another striker exit earlier this week.