In days gone by, Rangers signing players who had done well against us was a common transfer policy.
Recently we’ve seen Jordan Jones and Borna Barisic be recruited under these circumstances with one being considerably more successful – and professional – than the other, but now, our sights have been turned Antonio Colak, the Malmo striker who almost single handedly knocked us out the Champions League.
If you have managed to get over that second half shambles and a disastrous five minutes, have a look at exactly the sort of quality that Colak is capable of, if not, look away now:
Seeing them back isn’t pleasant for a number of reasons, but purely from the perspective of Colak that’s excellent striker play all around pic.twitter.com/sIC3p1t5DX
— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) June 21, 2022
This is exactly what we have been missing when Alfredo Morelos has been injured, someone who can occupy defenders on their own and score goals when it doesn’t look like there is much on.
Colak has a more than decent goal scoring record – 148 goals, 41 assists in 363 games – and his recent form should be seen as a blip playing for a team that has not been creating a lot of chances and struggling to win games.
The third choice striker role is a difficult one to fill but you would think that Colak, even on a loan to buy deal, would jump at the chance to improve his salary and surroundings, even if the weather might not be quite what he is used to – hopefully, he can make amends for last summer and fire us into the group stages of the Champions League in what would be a decent way to start his Rangers career.