Major ex-Rangers target struggles badly as current striker shines

Major ex-Rangers target struggles badly as current striker shines
SALERNO, ITALY - AUGUST 07: Lautaro Valenti of Parma Calcio vies with Erik Botheim of Salernitana during the Coppa Italia match between Salernitana and Parma Calcio at Stadio Arechi on August 07, 2022 in Salerno, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise was very interested to see how Erik Botheim did last night, for his league debut v Roma for Salernitana.

Bear in mind Botheim rejected Rangers and chose the Italian side instead, and Rangers opted ourselves for Antonio Colak.

Colak, of course, has 3 goals in the last 3, making the £2M investment in him look worthwhile, but what of the man we lost out on?

Well he’s yet to score a goal, and last night, despite the home side having all the possession, he didn’t manage a shot either.

He only got 14 touches of the ball, the lowest by far of any starter, and while he’s still got his career ahead of him, it’s been a slow start in Italy for the Norwegian.

Of course, his countryman Haaland didn’t have the best match v Bournemouth, following up on the dodgy performance v Liverpool in the Shield, but he did singlehandedly end West Ham so…

And then there’s our man Colak.

3 in 3 in all competitions for the last trio of matches in a row, 8 shots, 3 on target.

He’s definitely in form, and while it’s early days, Rangers look like we’ve got quite a talent with the Croat. Which is not to say Botheim is a dud, because we did want him – but we back the men who want us, and Colak sure did.

And we’re reaping those rewards now.

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