Rangers transfer news as Antonio Colak set for Ibrox exit this summer
Rangers striker Antonio Colak is set to depart the club this summer, according to a report from the Scottish Sun.
The Croatian international is said to have attracted interest from MLS as well as clubs in Germany, following a blistering start to the season.
He has recorded 13 goals in the Scottish Premiership so far this season, but only two since October after seeing his role grow smaller under new management.
Ahead of a complete rebuild of the Rangers squad at the end of the campaign, when boss Michael Beale is expected to make significant changes, this is the latest on another potential departure.
“Rangers will listen to summer offers for Antonio Colak after knocking back January interest,” stated the report.
“SunSport believes German and MLS outfits made moves for the striker during the winter transfer window.
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“It’s unclear if Colak is seeking a move, but it’s believed he would be interested in a potential switch to the Bundesliga if Gers agreed a deal with any of the clubs tracking his situation.
After a very underwhelming season, not too many players’ futures should be guaranteed and that includes Colak.
The German-born Croatian started the season, under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, in style by scoring seven times in his first nine games, including crucial goals against Union Saint-Gilloise and PSV Eindhoven to see the club through to the Champions League group stages for the first time in 12 years.
He followed that up with three consecutive braces in the league but his output has tailed off since then, scoring in just one game since the turn of the year.
The 29-year-old has struggled with injuries and patchy form since his breakthrough at Ibrox, but there are clear doubts if he will fit the mould that Beale wants from his striker, with the expectation that money will be spent in the upcoming transfer window.
Will he want to stick around if he isn’t going to feature? That is up for debate, but interest from the Bundesliga would be a game-changer.
Thanks to his strong start to his debut season in Glasgow, Rangers will, at least, recoup the £1.8 million that was paid to Greek side PAOK for his signature last July.
In other Rangers news, a line has now been drawn for this Ibrox star, he cannot play against Celtic on Saturday – View.