By Joe Ellis

23rd Jul, 2022 | 2:40pm

Besiktas confirm sale of Ridvan Yilmaz to Rangers via Stock Exchange

It seems only a matter of time until Rangers can announce the signing of Ridvan Yilamz as Besiktas have already done so, according to Haber Aktuel.

The 21-year-old left-back has already left the Turkish club’s training camp ahead of his impending move to Ibrox and his club have already informed the Turkish Stock Exchange of the deal in a PDP statement.

Besiktas themselves though have already found themselves a replacement for the Turkish international in Tayfur Bingöl from Alanyaspor.

The cost of a new signing won’t be a problem for the Turkish Super League side with the Light Blues thought to be paying £5.5million to bring Yilmaz to Glasgow.

Turkish journalist Gurler Akgun reported on 23 July that he was already undergoing his medical with the Bears ahead of his impending transfer to the Scottish Premiership.


If there was any doubt over this transfer happening, it can be thrown out of the window now with the only potential hiccup being a failed medical.

But Yilmaz has been training and playing in pre-season with Besiktas already and there has not been any report of a knock for the 21-year-old so he should pass with flying colours.

And assuming he does so, it would complete Rangers’ summer business having already sorted out problems in attack, on the wings and in central attacking midfield as well as find a replacement for Calvin Bassey following his club-record sale to Ajax.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst could not have asked for a better transfer window within reason and while he may have preferred to keep Bassey given his sensational form at the end of the 2021-22 season but the money that he has brought in for the club is much more valuable.

It can only be a matter of days, if not hours, before the confirmation from Ibrox is made and Yilmaz signs in the dotted line.

In other Rangers news, van Bronckhorst has his eyes on another striker and is looking to the Premier League for his main target.