Antonio Colak. Ibrox Noise and most of our writers backed this signing to the hilt, knowing what a talent he was.
His CV spoke for itself, and we repeatedly defended the German-born Croat in face of doomsayers who ‘knew’ this was a bad signing, despite how natural a goalscorer he was.
Gio agreed with us, and happily shelled out £2M on one of the biggest bargains Rangers have enjoyed in recent years. Indeed, Ibrox Noise’s Scott took a tonne of abuse for that article above – who’s laughing now?
The immediate impact Goalak has had, while it took maybe a couple of matches to fully click, has been up there with Mols.
While maybe not as technically gifted as the Dutch master, Rangers’ new star man was scoring goals every single match, and lapping up every chance coming his way. If it was a good chance, it was generally a goal.
But it was last night where Antonio Colak demonstrated that Rangers do not need Alfredo Morelos to move forward, and in fact his sterling performance suggested Morelos is now second choice striker at best.
Colak is the best of the Colombian, but without the petulance, and with an incredible pride and grace at being at the club he loves. Yes, that’s right – Goalak barely knew who we were when he put us out last year, but as soon as we made the move for him, the striker was absolutely desperate for the switch.
Not just out of Greece, but specifically to us.
Something about Rangers made him want to be here (remember there was competition), and now here, he’s absolutely thrilled with life and playing some of the best football of his career.
Goalak was one of the best-kept secrets in world football, and now he’s truly found his home.
Last night was the performance of his life – supreme hold up play, a goal, constant runs, working like a dog – until he was spent and had to be replaced.
He’s the striker we’ve wanted for years, a top class hitman who actually wants to be at this club.
No room for anyone who doesn’t.