Late Rangers transfer nerves as ex-club ‘amongst four’ tailing Ibrox target


Late Rangers transfer nerves as ex-club ‘amongst four’ tailing Ibrox target

All the sounds suggest Rangers are closing in on a deal for PAOK striker Antonio Colak but a new report claims Malmo are amongst four clubs providing late competition.

News broke this week that Rangers had agreed a £1.8m fee for the Croatian international striker with the PAOK manager hinting any hold up concerned the Greek club sourcing a replacement.

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There is also a suggestion that Colak, 28, is keen a on a move to Rangers as he looks to leave Greece after a disappointing stint in the country.

Rangers are well aware of the striker’s abilities after Colak netted a deadly double for Malmo in the Champions League qualifiers last season.

Despite being a goal down and a man light in the second lef, Malmo knocked Rangers out of the competition at the QR3 stage and the result still rankles with the support.

It was in Sweden where Antonio Colak has most impressed and the striker netted 19 goals during a loan spell with Malmo last season.

Rangers, Malmo and three other clubs tailing PAOK striker Antonio Colak

Rangers do reportedly face some competition for the striker with the Scottish Sun claiming as many as four European sides hope to cause a late hiccup in the Ibrox club’s pursuit.

Naming these as Swedish champions Malmo, Greek side Panathinaikos, Danes FC Copenhagen and Spanish outfit Real Mallorca, it suggests there is major interest from elsewhere in Antonio Colak.

It’ll have some Gers fans nervous as the transfer appears to bottleneck and Rangers look to finally get their man after a protracted transfer window to date.

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Rangers fans are getting nervous amid a perceived lack of transfer business with only Hearts defender John Souttar joining the club this summer.

Focusing instead on a series of contract renewals, it’s certainly been a slow window for Rangers to date but things could soon heat up when it comes to Antonio Colak.

The apparent pursuit of a Dutch defender a few years ago also highlights the tight-lipped nature of Rangers’ transfer dealings.

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