Rangers have reportedly launched a bid to sign painfully familiar ex-Malmo striker Antonio Colak, who is currently plying his trade with PAOK in Greece.
Greek website Sport24, who are believed to be a highly reputable source in the country, claim that the Ibrox side have made a “tempting” offer for the striker.
The report claims that Antonio Colak is tempted by the notion of moving to Glasgow and that the Croatian international forward is waiting on the decision of club bosses regarding the move.
However, the report also claims that Rangers are not the only side tailing the 28-year-old, with others said to be “seriously interested”.
Reports of Rangers’ interest have also been backed up by the 4th Official, who claims links between Antonio Colak and the Ibrox club are “very real”.
Rangers linked to PAOK striker Antonio Colak
It’s an interesting link for a number of reasons and Rangers fans are already well-versed in the talents of Antonio Colak from last season.
Spending the campaign on loan at Malmo, the striker banged in two tidy second half goals for the 10-man Swedes to shatter the Ibrox side’s Champions League qualification dream.
It was a costly moment and ahead of the Champions League qualifiers this reason, Rangers are reportedly looking to bolster their frontline with the man who halted them last season.
The Gers are also known to be in the hunt for another striking option after Swiss international Cedric Itten joined BSC Young Boys following an underwhelming stint in Glasgow.
Antonio Colak is a German born Croatian international striker who started his career in German football.
Something of a journeyman to date, Colak’s career has also seen him play in Poland, Croatia, Greece and Sweden and the striker is coming into the peak of his footballing powers.
Having impressed with Malmo in Sweden – where Antonio Colak netted 19 goals in 40 games – the striker’s time in Greece has not been so impressive.
Netting only four goals in 38 games, it’s not exactly an eye-catching record but Rangers fans will be hoping Colak can find a home and top form in Glasgow.
If Antonio Colak does join the Gers, he’ll be following in the footsteps of former Croatian strikers Dado Prso and Nikica Jelavic, who remain firm favourites amongst the fans.
Meanwhile, Rangers have confirmed two more pre-season friendlies as attention turns to the new campaign.