Rangers will face competition from Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb in pursuit of Matija Frigan with coach Igor Biscan admitting that his interest in the striker is ‘no secret’.
If this was to be Antonio Colak’s final outing in Rangers colours, then he certainly marked it in style. The Croatian came of the bench to head home the final effort in Saturday’s 3-0 hammering of St Mirren.
That was his 18th goal for the Glasgow giants. But, despite an excellent return since arriving in Scotland, The Sun believe that Colak’s future is in doubt, Gers boss Mick Beale preferring a more all-round number nine rather than an old-school penalty area poacher like the former Malmo star.
Could Matija Frigan be Rangers’ new striker?
Whether Frigan can prove to be an upgrade on Colak in that department, only time will tell.
Colak’s fellow Croatian is reportedly one of Beale’s targets to fill an Alfredo Morelos-shaped hole at Ibrox; Frigan likened to Lazio icon Ciro Immobile after scoring 15 times in 31 games for HNK Rijeka in 2022/23.
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If Rangers step up their interest, they are likely to face competition from a Dinamo Zagreb side who secured yet another Croatian top-flight title earlier this month.
“It’s no secret. Matija drew attention to himself with his games and ability in the opponent’s penalty area,” Dinamo coach – and former Croatia U21 boss – Igor Biscan tells Sportske Novosti.
“Any club would welcome such a player. He is developing. In the time I spent with him in the national team, I got a good impression of him.”
The presence of Biscan in the Dinamo dugout could potentially give the Zagreb-based outfit an advantage over Rangers and a number of other rival suitors.
Frigan’s agent, meanwhile, insisted last week that Rangers have not yet turned their interest in Frigan into anything more concrete.
“I haven’t seen any offers,” Tomislav Puljic tells Sportske Novosti. “And, as far as I know, not even Rijeka (have seen any).
“Every day, people from various clubs call me and tell me ‘an offer will come, an offer will come’. And there is none.
“Inquiries happen everyday. There are really a lot of them. (But) there is no offer, not even on my desk. And, as far as I know, not even on the desk of the club’s management.”