By Pranav Shahaney

20th Jul, 2022 | 3:55pm

Besiktas respond as Rangers submit £3.8m bid for left-back Ridvan Yilmaz

Besiktas have reportedly turned down the opening offer that they have received from Rangers for left-back Ridvan Yilmaz.

According to Murat Ozen from Turkish media outlet Ortacizgi, Gers made an opening bid of £3.8m including add-ons for the 21-year-old.

However, that’s not enough for Besiktas and have rejected it despite the Turkey international wanting to leave this summer for European football.

Via Twitter, Ozen wrote, “Rangers Club made an offer of 4.5 million Euros for Rıdvan Yılmaz. 3.5 +1 million Euro bonus. Besiktas management is not warm to the offer, but the European desire of the player makes one think.”

New offer needed

Gers need to submit a fresh offer for the player soon as he’s a quality left-back who would be a first-team player.

Borna Barisic appears to be a shadow of his old self and it does make a world of sense to sign someone younger and better.

With Calvin Bassey having left for Ajax, it makes a pursuit for a left-back all the more important and it’s good to see Ross Wilson and co this kind of urgency.

Hopefully, Wilson now sits down with the player’s representatives and chalks out a deal with him before making a fresh bid to Besiktas.

We’re confident that Rangers can get this deal over the line as the 21-year-old himself is keen on playing in Europe.

The fact that he could potentially play in the Champions League is certainly going to be an extremely intriguing prospect.

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.