By Liam Thomas

21st Nov, 2022 | 9:40am

Ridvan Yilmaz wants Rangers loan exit to rejoin Besiktas in January

Ridvan Yilmaz already wants to leave Rangers in January to rejoin Turkish giants Besiktas on loan, according to

Yilmaz is back on the agenda of the Black Eagles who are looking for some left-back reinforcements in their squad, despite letting him move to Ibrox in the summer.

The report claims that Besiktas head coach Senol Gunes is not “satisfied” with current left-back Arthur Masuaku and contact has been made with Rangers regarding a move for Yilmaz.

“Şenol Güneş, who was not satisfied with the performance of left-back Masuaku, asked for another player to this region,” as quoted by

“It was claimed that the sporting director Ceyhun Kazancı started to meet with Glasgow Rangers for Rıdvan Yılmaz. It was stated that the young player wanted to be loaned until the end of the season.”


Rangers spent big on Yilmaz this summer, paying £5m for his services from Besiktas with the hope he could play a major part at Ibrox this season.

However, he’s played little to no part in the Gers’ tragic campaign, appearing only seven times since signing on the dotted line for the Light Blues.

Yilmaz just doesn’t seem to be part of van Bronckhorst’s plans which is frustrating, to say the least, he’s been decent in cameo appearances and when given the chance to shine.

Questions over Turkey international’s physicality are bizarre too, why does that even matter? He’s played in the UEFA Champions League and won a Turkish league title.

He has more than enough experience to come into Scottish Premiership games and be a useful cog in van Bronckhorst’s side but the Dutchman has continued to show undying faith in Borna Barišić.

If Yilmaz does choose to leave Ibrox, even temporarily, it’s a real shame, the youngster has all the qualities to be a top player at the club.

In other Rangers news, the latest Ibrox conspiracy theory drummed up by Celtic fans is ridiculed by Gordon Parks.