Rangers: Ridvan Yilmaz undecided on future move to Ibrox
Ridvan Yilmaz hasn’t considered a move to Scotland and remains undecided on his future after Rangers lodged a bid for the Turkey international according to TGRT Haber.
According to Murat Ozen from Turkish media outlet Ortacizgi, Rangers have made an offer of £3.8m including add-ons for the 21-year-old.
However, Besiktas have reportedly turned down the Gers offer for the Turkey international.
Turkish newspaper TGRT Haber suggested on Thursday 21 July, that Yilmaz is still unsure about a move to Rangers having never considered Scotland as an option before.
Rangers have already added Ben Davies to their ranks after Calvin Bassey’s departure to Dutch giants Ajax and Yilmaz is the player Giovanni van Bronckhorst is looking at to provide competition in the left-back slot.
The six-time Turkey international is experienced for his age and could well be a long-term asset for the Gers moving forward.
His contract is up in the summer of 2023 which means the club hierarchy shouldn’t budge when it comes to the Turkish side’s asking price for the defender.
Besiktas won’t want to lose the defender for free next summer so will be inclined to let the left-back leave this transfer window.
It is crucial that the club hierarchy gives the Rangers boss the correct backing in this transfer window and use the Bassey transfer fee to really take this squad to the next level.
The 2021/22 season was a truly remarkable season for the Gers but they still should’ve been more competitive in the Scottish Premiership as Celtic regained the title.
Toppling their fierce rivals surely has to be the priority in the 2022/23 campaign.