According to Football Scotland, Antonio Colak is close to leaving Rangers after the club agreed to a £2million offer from Parma, who play in the second tier of Italian football.
The 29-year-old joined Rangers last summer for £2.5million from PAOK Salonika and scored 18 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions last season, but he suffered from injuries in the second half of the season.
The Scottish Sun reported on 9 July that Beale wants to sell the striker as he reshapes his squad and it was reported on Thursday (13 July) that Parma had reached a verbal agreement with Rangers to sign Colak for around £2m.
And according to Football Scotland (14 July), that offer has now been accepted by Rangers with the fee potentially increasing through bonuses if the player meets certain conditions. But Colak is now almost certain to end his Rangers career.
With Rangers already signing Abdallah Sima, Sam Lammers and Cyriel Dessers, Colak’s brief spell at Ibrox now seems to be over.
The senior striker can feel unlucky to be part of Beale’s clear-out this summer considering his impressive goal-scoring record last season.
Beale’s opinion of the 29-year-old is understandable and his lack of fit in his system is not disrespectful, and the Gers boss has the right to not see him as the type of player that he wants for his vision of how Rangers should play next season.
When a club changes managers in a short time, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst lasting less than a year, signings under the previous boss are always at risk, and that seems to be the case with Colak.
The Croatian striker now seems to be ready to leave Ibrox soon, and a move to Italy seems like a good choice but a move to Serie B is surprising, given he has the skills to do well in the Italian top-flight instead.
For now though, Rangers fans will be saying a rather sad goodbye to a player who gave his best.