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Rangers make striker Antonio Colak their first major summer signing

Colak has moved from PAOK, signing a three-year deal at Ibrox.

Rangers make striker Antonio Colak their first major summer signing SNS Group
The striker scored twice against Rangers in Champions League qualifying last year.

Rangers have announced the signing of striker Antonio Colak from Greek side PAOK.

The forward has signed a three-year deal to join Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, with the club holding an option for an extra year, and becomes the first major new signing of the summer, though John Souttar had moved to Ibrox on a pre-contract deal.

“I am really, really happy to sign for Rangers,” Colak told the club website. “I have played in front of those incredible fans already, and now I want to experience on my own what it is like to be a part of this huge club, to win titles and to achieve every target the club has.

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

Rangers manager 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 some more players to our attacking options, and Colak is a player we welcome a lot and will give us a lot of strength up front.

Colak will provide further competition in Rangers attack, and vie with Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Fashion Sakala for a starting spot.

The 29-year-old, who has three international caps for Croatia scored a double at Ibrox in Champions League qualifying while on loan at Malmo.

Colak was born in Germany and has played for numerous clubs in his homeland. A successful loan spell at Rijeka in the 2018-19 season saw him sign a permanent deal with the Croatian club and after another prolific season he moved to PAOK in Greece.

The forward’s time in Northern Greece was not as successful but he found his goal scoring form with Malmo, netting 19 times and playing in the Champions League group stage.