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Loan to buy an option for Gers strike target, fee for permanent deal revealed

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Rangers pursuit of Antonio Colak looks to be one that has a credible amount of substance to it with various reports no confirming that we are interested in signing the Croatian international.

Politic, via Football Scotland, has revealed how much it would take to sign the 28-year old who excelled at Malmo on loan before returning to Greece with his parent club PAOK Salonika who are early keen to off load him from the wage bill given the fee that they are looking for:

”Politic state that an initial offer was booted out as they did not meet the £1.7million asking price for a player who is contracted until 2024.

”PAOK chiefs are reportedly open to another loan if no permanent transfer can be agreed upon.”

This has loan-to-buy written all over it. That his club have been happy to offer such a deal before and with Colak still having two years to run on his co tract it makes a lot of sense if a permanent deal can’t be done.

For Ross Wilson, it would be perfect because we would have first refusal on a player who has an excellent track record of scoring goals without having to part with serious money only for them not to settle and need to be sold on.

What we are looking at, is getting rid of Cedric Itten and replacing him with a player who has a goal every two games record in Sweden and Croatia – he might not be good enough to be first choice, but he’s certainly good enough to support the strikers we already have, he’s also available more often than he isn’t.

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