Rangers are ‘in negotiations’ for Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz and the 21-year-old is keen on a move to Ibrox, according to journalist Fraser Fletcher.
The Lowdown: Experienced youngster
The defender has already made 62 appearances for the Turkish giants; an impressive figure for a youngster who came through the academy.
Of this total, 27 appearances came in the Super Lig last season, with the player adding three goals and four assist to his name.
He even featured twice in the Champions League, with minutes against Ajax and Sporting CP.
The Latest: Fletcher’s claim
Fletcher has shared the latest news linking Yilmaz with a move to Ibrox.
Taking to Twitter, the journalist claimed:
“Rangers are in negotiations for left back, Ridvan Yilmaz. The capped Turkish international is the in final year of his contract and keen to move to Rangers.
“The clubs are still apart in fee and Rangers are awaiting Besiktas new proposal, reports of agreed proposal incorrect.”
The Verdict: Good signing
The 21-year-old was Besiktas’ joint-second top assister for the 2021/22 league campaign, while he also averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 0.8 dribbles per game (via WhoScored), showing an impressive well-rounded skill-set.
With Giovanni van Bronckhorst on the lookout for another option at left-back after Calvin Bassey’s departure, the youngster could prove to be a strong long-term option for the Light Blues.
Should Rangers sign Ridvan Yilmaz?
If Rangers can get the Turkish outfit to reduce their demands for the player, this could be a good signing for the club.
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