By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

31st Jul, 2022 | 5:10pm

Rangers defender Ridvan Yilmaz is spotted in training for the first time

Rangers defender Ridvan Yilmaz has been spotted training with his new teammates for the first time since making his move from Besiktas.

The 21-year-old moved to Ibrox from the Turkish giants for a reported fee of £5m, however, the defender had to gain a work permit first before joining the team. [Sky Sports]

However, he has now been pictured with his new teammates and is now set to be integrated into the team once he gets up to speed.

Yilmaz arrives.

Yilmaz arrives at Ibrox after coming through the Besiktas youth academy and going on to make 62 appearances for their first team.

During that time he scored four goals and provided seven assists, sometimes being deployed further up in the pitch in a left-midfield position.

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In addition to the 50 appearances he has made for Turkey’s international youth team,s the 21-year-old has also made six appearances for the senior international team, and will provide good depth and potential to the left side of the Gers’ defence.

He will also bring solid competition for the current Rangers left-back, Borna Barisic, with the two set to go head to head for the starting spot.

If he can settle quickly at Ibrox and bring his form from Turkey to Scotland, he will for sure become a fan favorite within no time.

This is just another piece of good news to add to the Gers first win of the season, as they came from behind to beat Livingston on 30 July in the SPL’s opener.

In other Rangers news, BBC pundit Neil McCann has praised Max Tillman after the club’s win against Livingston.