Ridvan Yilmaz: Rangers full £5m signing of left-back on five-year deal


Ridvan Yilmaz has signed for Rangers on a five-year deal from Besiktas.

Rangers had been in talks over a take care of the Turkey worldwide becoming a member of for a payment of £three.4m, rising to £5m with add-ons.

A number of golf equipment from throughout Europe have been within the 21-year-old however the participant made it clear he needed to maneuver to affix Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s workforce.

Yilmaz instructed the membership’s official web site: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of a membership the dimensions of Rangers and am actually trying ahead to assembly my new team-mates.

“This can be a membership who’ve proven they will compete in opposition to among the greatest groups in Europe, and I’m actually excited by the challenges we have now forward of us.

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Ridvan Yilmaz has been capped six instances for Turkey

“I’ve heard a lot too in regards to the Rangers supporters and I can’t wait to play in entrance of them for the primary time.

“This can be a membership who’ve proven they will compete in opposition to among the greatest groups in Europe, and I’m actually excited by the challenges we have now forward of us.

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Rangers supervisor Giovanni van Bronckhorst is hopeful striker Alfredo Morelos will signal a brand new deal to stay at Ibrox past subsequent summer season.

Rangers’ sporting director Ross Wilson had been engaged on alternative targets forward of Calvin Bassey’s £23m move to Ajax – a club-record participant sale.

He added: “Gio and I have been clear in our want to put money into a excessive potential and high-quality left-back.

“We have now now secured that within the signing of Ridvan Yilmaz.

“He is a proficient younger participant who has been coveted all through Europe following excellent performances for Besiktas.

“We additionally know the way extremely regarded he’s within the Turkish Nationwide Workforce. That is one other thrilling younger participant to affix our squad, and we’re delighted to carry Ridvan to Rangers.”

Rangers' Borna Barisic shakes hands with Rangers' head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst after being substituted during the Europa League final soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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No membership has but met Rangers’ valuation of Borna Barisic

Rangers’ present left-back Borna Barisic has additionally been the topic of curiosity from a number of golf equipment however no affords have been made that match the membership’s valuation of the Croatia worldwide.

Yilmaz has made 62 appearances in all competitions for Besiktas after making his membership debut in 2019 and has six worldwide caps.

He can be Van Bronckhorst’s seventh signing of the summer season after John Souttar, Antonio Colak, Rabbi Matondo, Malik Tillman, Tom Lawrence and Ben Davies.

Boyd: Bassey can be troublesome for Rangers to interchange

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Kris Boyd says Rangers will discover it troublesome to interchange such a proficient participant like Calvin Bassey if he have been to depart the membership.

Sky Sports activities’ Kris Boyd admits it will likely be troublesome for any participant to interchange Calvin Bassey.

“Particularly in direction of the tip of this season, and the Europa League run that Rangers had, Bassey was unbelievable. He is versatile too; he can play left-back, he can play the left of a two, left of a 3, the centre of three and I believe that is why he is attracting golf equipment. We all know, these days, that when groups are gamers, they’re them to cowl quite a few positions and he, Bassey, definitely falls into that class.

“These performances in direction of the tip of the season for Rangers have been excellent and also you felt as if the workforce received plenty of perception from that as effectively. They did not have to guard the again line as a lot due to his tempo, restoration, means to take care of one-on-one conditions. If he has to go, because it seems as if goes to occur, he can be an enormous miss for Rangers.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Rangers Calvin Bassey in action during the Scottish Cup Final match between Rangers and Hearts at Hampden Park, on May 21, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
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Calvin Bassey was considered one of Rangers’ most used gamers final season

“Gamers have left prior to now after which changed, however I believe this one may very well be a bit of bit troublesome due to that versatility. I believe Rangers will want cowl. Borna Barisic is there, however he is been linked with strikes away as effectively. So they’re going to want somebody to return in at left-back, and somebody that may play on the left-hand aspect of a two or a 3 as effectively off the again of dropping Bassey.

“Virgil van Dijk proved it on the prime stage, however I believe could be very harsh on such a younger boy, at this second, time to label him. However he is displaying that he is received the attributes; he is received the tempo, he is received the aggression, he is good with the ball, he can defend one-on-ones, so he can be a lovely signing for somebody.

Van Bronckhorst: Colak provides us additional choices

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst discusses what Antonio Colak will carry to Rangers after the striker joined for round £1.8m on a three-year deal

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst instructed Sky Sports activities Information what he expects from Antonio Colak:

“I believe he has proven within the groups he has performed for he can rating targets and he is an excellent striker. He did us a variety of injury at the start of final season, which additionally confirmed his high quality.

“In fact, it’s a new season forward and we wish to achieve success in all of the competitions we play so we additionally need to have the squad to have the ability to try this.

“So, we’re very happy that he’ll be capable to be part of us.”

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