By Joe Ellis

4th Aug, 2022 | 8:10pm

Rangers: Ridvan Yilmaz must live up to sell-on promise as he eyes 'bigger' clubs

Turkish international left-back Ridvan Yilmaz was Rangers’ seventh signing of the 2022 summer but he is already considering a big move.

The 21-year-old made his Light Blues debut in the disappointing 2-0 Champions League defeat away at Royal Union Saint Gilloise having not been ready for the trip to Livingston the weekend before.

Despite that, Yilmaz is targeting a long stay at Ibrox but he has admitted that he would like to make a move to bigger clubs and earn the Gers a big transfer fee.

“I don’t know how many players they sold before me but I know they sold the player who used to play in my place,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“And this is very important for Rangers. Hopefully, I will be one of those players who isn’t sold for a long time. But when I leave the club I leave them a lot of money.”

“My dream is to get Rangers into the Champions League and also to finish the league in a good position, to win more cups, to contribute. I would also like to go to bigger clubs.”

The Turk will have good intentions in saying that he wants to stay for a long time but it won’t strike much confidence within Auchenhowie seeing that he is keen to move on at some point.

That may well be the case and he won’t be the only one thinking that but he should not be coming out and saying that to the press having only just arrived in Glasgow.

He now has to stick to his word and remain a Rangers player for a number of years and then be poached by one of Europe’s top clubs for a price similar to that of Calvin Bassey who has just left for Ajax for £23million.

In other Rangers news, there are two major injury concerns for Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of Saturday’s visit of Kilmarnock.