By Pranav Shahaney

30th Jul, 2022 | 9:48pm

Ridvan Yilmaz expected for Rangers training after being granted work permit

Ridvan Yilmaz has reportedly been granted his work permit after he signed a five-year deal to join Rangers.

The Turkish left-back was unavailable for the first league game of the season as the formalities over his transfer were not yet sorted.

However, everything has been cleared now and he is likely to train with the rest of his teammates on Sunday (July 31).

Via Twitter, former BBC journalist Fraser Fletcher wrote, “Ridvan Yilmaz is on route to Scotland. He will train with squad tomorrow. All permits now clear for player to join up with Rangers squad. The Turkey international has signed a 5 year deal with the club.”

About time

Yilmaz may not have started in the 2-1 win over Livingston on the first day of the season had the formalities been completed.

However, he would’ve given Giovanni van Bronckhorst another option off the bench and we believe that will happen in the Champions League qualifier.

Gers take on USG on August 2 and we expect the Turk to play some part in the game as a start for him proves to be very improbable for him.

It will be good for Rangers fans as they’ll get their first glimpse of the player who has been brought in to replace Calvin Bassey.

He does come to Ibrox highy-recommended and should be a terrific fit in Giovanni van Bronckhost’s system that relies on attacking full-backs.

How he links up with the likes of Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Tom Lawrence remains to be seen, but there is some excitement building ahead of the coming games.

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.