Rangers transfer news: Striker Antonio Colak leaves PAOK

Rangers transfer news: Striker Antonio Colak leaves PAOK

Rangers have completed the signing of striker Antonio Colak from Greek club PAOK.

The 28-year-old is moving to Ibrox for £1.8m plus add-ons. He signed a three-year contract with Rangers, who hold an option for a fourth year.

“I’m really, really happy to sign for Rangers,” Colak said after signing his contract.

“I’ve played in front of these amazing fans before, and now I want to experience for myself what it’s like to be part of this huge club, winning titles and achieving all the club’s goals.

“I want to be part of this big family and I’m really excited and can’t wait to get started.”

Colak, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Malmo, was capped three times for Croatia and scored a brace as Malmo knocked out Rangers from the Champions League in the third qualifying stage l ‘last summer.

He scored 19 goals for the Swedish side before returning to PAOK in January where he found his options limited.

Welcome Antonio, we are delighted to have him in our team. I know how much Gio and the staff are looking forward to working with him on the pitch.

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson on signing Colak

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “He is a very experienced player who has played at high levels and scored a lot of goals for the teams he has played for.

“We wanted to add a few more players to our attacking options, and Colak is a player we welcome very much and who will give us a lot of strength up front.”

Alfredo Morelos is in the final year of his current contract with Rangers

With continued speculation over Alfredo Morelos’ future, Rangers need new attacking options.

Spanish club Sevilla have been linked with the Colombian strikerwho is in the final year of his current contract, although reports of an official offer have been rejected.

Amad Diallo has returned to Manchester United after his loan spell and Cedric Itten joined Swiss club BSC Young Boys last month.

Van Bronckhorst: Colak gives us additional options

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Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst provides update on Antonio Colak, Joe Aribo, transfer hopes, contract talks with Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and others, plus his thoughts on the title race

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst to Sky Sports News:

“I think he’s shown in the teams he’s played because he can score goals and he’s a very good striker. He did a lot of damage to us at the start of last season which also showed its quality.

“Of course it’s a new season coming up and we want to be successful in all the competitions we play in, so we also have to have the squad to be able to do that.

“So we are more than happy that he can join us.

Boyd: Rangers don’t need to sell Morelos

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Kris Boyd believes his former club Rangers are in a strong position and need not be forced to sell striker Alfredo Morelos this summer.

Kris Boyd insists Rangers are in a strong position with Alfredo Morelos, insisting there is no need to be pressured into letting the striker go.

“It’s been every transfer window since he arrived that he’s basically going to leave.

“There will be a day when he does.

“At the moment I think Rangers are in a good position. It’s not a deal they need to sell. There is room to go and negotiate with the teams.

“I’ve said it before, every player has a price. If anyone wants to reach that valuation, I’m sure Rangers will talk about it.

“As things stand, he’s a Rangers player.”

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