A fee has been agreed with Greek side PAOK for Antonio Colak, believed to be the £2M reported earlier, which leaves just the medical and terms to be confirmed.
The Croat international would become Rangers’ first summer signing, the striker having not the best time in Greece but off the back of fine spells in Sweden and his ‘native’ (he’s German-born) Croatia and these numbers have alerted Rangers to his services.
It hasn’t worked out in the Mediterranean for the hitman, and he’s ready for a new adventure, but while Rangers have come to agreement with his employer, the board needs also to agree terms with the player himself and he’ll require the obligatory medical.
These are not thought to be an issue in either case, but we’ve seen last minute changes before so we’re not counting our chickens.
Colak of course put Gerrard’s Rangers to the sword and effectively cost us our place in the CL after Malmo prevailed instead, and it’s that predatory instinct Gio is interested in.
It’s also far from the first time we’ve signed an impressive opponent in European qualifying – think Barisic when he stood out for Osijek all those years ago.
This could lead to further investigations by Rangers into the Greek market with Salonika quite conducive to this sale.
More as we get it.