By Pranav Shahaney

21st Jul, 2022 | 11:15am

Besiktas are understood to be open to cashing in on Rangers target and key left-back Ridvan Yilmaz after receiving an opening bid for him.

According to WSD Net and Number Web journalist Kaan Bayazit, the deal would cost Gers around £6million and the Turkish club would demand £4.2million up front to sell the 21-year-old.

This comes after the 55-time SPFL champions tabled a £3.8million bid for the Turkey international and saw it rejected by Besiktas.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, Bayazit said, “I think €6-7million would be the price. At least €4-5million (£4.2million) up front with realistic addons. But only if Ridvan is keen, if not they’ll probably either not let him go or insist on a higher up front fee.

“They’d be willing to sell if Ridvan himself wants the move.”

Makes sense

There is a willingness from all parties to get the deal done so we will not be surprised if another bid comes in for the player soon.

Besiktas will want a decent amount up front which is understandable given how important Yilmaz is to them.

They’re also aware of the player that he can become and accordingly will demand that kind of money to let go of him this summer.

Rangers have sold Calvin Bassey to Ajax and made a club-record amount from that deal so they do have the funds to strengthen in different areas.

Signing Yilmaz as his replacement should be viewed as a good move and we cannot wait to see the Turk at Ibrox in the near future.

Whether or not another bid is sent in for him in the coming days, remains to be seen.

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.