By Daniel Feliciano

17th Mar, 2023 | 2:40pm

Rangers transfer news as Ridvan Yilmaz set to seal Besiktas loan move already

Ridvan Yilmaz is set to leave Rangers on a season-long loan deal and return back to Besiktas this summer in search of regular football, according to Fanatik.

The Turkish left-back joined the club last summer but has barely featured for the first-team this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions amid injury problems and being behind Borna Barisic in the pecking order.

But the 21-year-old is now set to return to his homeland, with Rangers willing to allow him to leave on loan without a loan fee but with bonuses payable during the season according to a new report (17 March).

“Besiktas contacted Rangers to hire Rıdvan Yılmaz,” they wrote. 

“The Scottish representative welcomed the free rental offer. Accordingly, Ridvan is expected to be rented for one year in return for his receivables in the new season.”


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This seems like a really strange decision and one that hasn’t taken into consideration the fact that he is a very talented player.

Yilmaz was shining for Besiktas the year before we signed him and is a full international despite being just 21-years-old now, and he just simply hasn’t been given the opportunity to really excel at Ibrox this season.

Barisic has done well, there is no denying that, and he deserves to be the number one left-back, but he is now into his 30’s and has just one year remaining on his contract at the club heading into the new season.

It would be an ideal situation to have Ridvan ready to step into his place after having an adaptation period and without having to spend more money having already spent £4m to bring him in.

Should this deal come to fruition it would be a real shame, and another reason why the board are not up to the task of running this football club having wasted money and not been prepared to give him a chance.

In other Rangers news, one star is preparing to leave Ibrox this summer according to Chris Jack.