By Mike Slater

25th Jul, 2022 | 7:10am

Rangers will officially rubber stamp the transfer of Besiktas defender Ridvan Yilmaz over the next 24 hours, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper has reported in its print edition [25 July, back page] that the Turkish international will fly into Ibrox and put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract.

It is said Yilmaz is now set to arrive at Ibrox to finalise his £6million bumper move after the money from the sale of Calvin Bassey officially came into play over the past week.

Ross Wilson has moved very quickly to get a deal over the line.

Yilmaz has waved goodbye to his Besiktas teammates and coaching staff over in Spain and will have likely made the trip to Scotland already ahead of the move.

The 21-year-old will now fight Borna Barisic for his spot in the starting XI, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst likely delighted with the squad depth he has now managed to build.

Got his man.

Wilson has worked some magic this summer.

The Ibrox chief identified Yilmaz as his main target immediately, and although it took some haggling to get a deal in place, he managed to do it within days.

Yilmaz will now arrive and certainly complete that defensive back line, with Ben Davies and John Souttar also new arrivals with only Bassey and Leon Balogun moving on.

That is exactly how you complete your business when interest in players like Bassey comes along, with the club still managing to pocket huge profit on top of these deals.

Arriving with international experience and silverware at such a young age is a testament to his skill, but Yilmaz will still need to prove himself with the season only days away now.

Let’s get this one out of the way and signed off, and let the young wonder get to work in his new surroundings as he looks to make a name for himself at Auchenhowie.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer