By Doug Ward

20th Jul, 2022 | 9:10pm

Rangers’ bid to sign Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz also includes a 20 per cent sell-on clause, according to Turkish journalist Ertan Suzgun.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday (20 July), the Beyaz TV and Haberturk journalist reported that that the Gers’ bid to sign Yilmaz, 21, is worth a total of £5.1million when add-ons are included.

It is understood that talks are still underway between the Scottish Cup champions and Besiktas as Ross Wilson seeks a new left-back to add to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad ahead of next season.

That’s a lot

If Rangers have put a 20 per cent sell-on clause in their bid to sign Yilmaz, we’ll be shocked.

All you need to do is look at the sales of Nathan Patterson, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey to know that Wilson is capable of turning water into wine with these deals.

All of them were sold for a lot more than they cost while Patterson, who joined Everton in January, was an academy product who didn’t cost the club anything.

Yilmaz is only 21 and is unlikely to have a massive price-tag so Rangers would stand to lose way more money in the future with that 20 per cent clause instead of just paying more cash up front now.

It’s hard to tell what’s going on with all these reports from Turkey.

The country’s football media is infamous for weird and wonderful transfer rumours so maybe it’s best that Rangers fans keep a check on the British media’s updates or whatever the reliable fan-led outlets are saying.

In other Rangers news, an official partner of the Gers has dubbed their business “outrageous” with a £50million transfer verdict dropped.