By Mike Slater

21st Jul, 2022 | 2:10pm

Paymasters now round table as Rangers fire multi-million bid for Ridvan Yilmaz

Any chance of Ridvan Yilmaz making a move to Rangers strongly depends on his paymasters getting round the negotiation table, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The newspaper has reported in its print edition [back page, 21 July] that Besiktas will need to lower their demands for the left-back in order to make a move happen.

With Calvin Bassey’s move to Ajax being confirmed, a package of £4million has already been fired by the Bears as they look to replace him instantly.

“Besiktas will have to significantly lower their demands if Ridvan Yilmaz is to complete a move to Rangers,” they wrote.

“It’s understood that Rangers have proposed a package worth around £4million for the 21-year-old Turkey international – around £2m short of Besiktas’ current valuation.

“But any prospect of Yilmaz being that man now rests on his paymasters getting round the negotiation table.”


If anyone can really turn these negotiations in our favour, it would be Ross Wilson.

The Ibrox chief has been on fire in recent weeks, with his moves for Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo in particular looking like strokes of genius in this pre-season.

Yilmaz would be a brilliant addition to the squad, and he fits the profile of players we like to attract.

At only 21 years old, the Turkish wonder has plenty of time to grow and develop under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, most likely taking his value way beyond what would be paid for him.

Yilmaz may need to push the move forward himself, and if that happens, Besiktas are unlikely to want to keep a player who wants out around their camp.

That could ultimately speed up this process, and more importantly, lower that price.

This is certainly one to watch in the coming days as we get closer and closer to the 2022-23 season kicking off at the end of July with business still to be done.

In other Rangers news, the club are under no pressure to sell Glen Kamara this summer.