Antonio Colak has left Rangers to join Parma - just a year after arriving at Ibrox from Greek side PAOK. 

The 29-year-old scored 18 times in 39 matches across all competitions last season, including 14 in 25 Scottish Premiership games. 

Manager Michael Beale said: "Antonio can be really proud of his time here at Rangers. He scored goals and made a good contribution on the pitch, but also as a man and professional, he was someone that I enjoyed working with and who built strong relationships with his team-mates and staff off the pitch.


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"We initially had a conversation at the end of last season, where we discussed football, his family and also what the future would look like in terms of the team.

"Antonio was very honest on his side, and we have been working with him and his agent in the following weeks to find a solution that suits all parties. I am pleased for him to have this excellent opportunity in Italy.

"He took the time to speak to all the staff and squad in Germany [during Rangers' pre-season tour] to say goodbye and thank you. This moment typified Antonio's class as a man.

"Everyone at Rangers would like to wish him and his family huge success moving forwards, and he will always have a warm welcome at Ibrox."

Colak gave his own reaction to the news, posting on Instagram: "Dear Rangers family. I want to thank everyone at Rangers for the amazing support you gave me in my time at Rangers.

"Getting the club back to the Champions League where the club belongs and becoming the best goalscorer of the club in my first year [level with James Tavernier] made me really proud. 

"I want to wish Rangers nothing but the best for the upcoming future, and you will always have a big supporter with me. Once a Ger, always a Ger. #watp"

Colak will now venture into Italian football for the first time - the seventh country he's played club football in after Germany, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Sweden and Scotland. 

Rangers have been busy in this transfer window, bringing in seven recruits, including attackers Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers, Kieran Dowell and Abdallah Sima from Cremonese, Atalanta, Norwich and Brighton. 

Parma meanwhile will be looking to regroup this term after crashing out of the Serie B play-offs at the semi-final stage. Their captain is Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon, who is still playing regularly aged 45.