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Rangers offer for Colak “way short” but new bid expected

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According to a Greek football journalist, Rangers first offer for Antonio Colak has been rejected and that we are still some way short of meeting PAOK Salonika’s valuation of the Croatian international striker.

Georgios Sideridis is a football journalist who writes for the Greek site, Transfer Geeks, and has claimed that we will be going back in with a new offer.

Colak has an outstanding record throughout his career, at first glance, it may appear to have been one of a journeyman, however, scoring and assisting nearly 200 goals in 350 games shows that he could be a bargain and a reliable option alongside Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos.

PAOK paid €2.2million for the three times capped Croatian and had agreed a similar deal with Malmo when they signed the 28-year old on a loan to buy transfer but the Swedes chose not to take it up despite Colak scoring 14 goals and creating three assists in 26 Allsvenskan league games, he also scored five goals in eight Champions League qualifying games at the end of the Swedish season in 2021, two of which were, of course, against us at Ibrox.

Not every signing can be a player that we can buy low and sell high, nor would I expect us to go out and spend big money when we have two strikers in place who have proven that they can score goals already. For around £2m, Colak would be a bargain, a proven goalscorer and one that we have seen, at first hand, can handle himself at the highest level.

He might be a journeyman, but Ibrox should be where he settles down.

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