Rangers Confirm Ridvan Yilmaz Signing

RANGERS Football Club are today delighted to announce the signing of Turkish international Ridvan Yilmaz on a five-year deal from Besiktas.

The left-back joins Gers for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance and the work permit process being concluded.

Yilmaz, 21 years old, has already been a league champion with Besiktas, and has gained top level experience in the UEFA Champions League.

A proud product of the youth system at Besiktas, Yilmaz has become a full part of the Turkish national team in the last year, having featured at each of their younger international age group squads.

After impressing in international friendly matches, he was named in the squad for last summer’s UEFA European Championships, and has since won 6 full international caps.

A modern, attacking full-back, Rangers supporters can look forward to seeing Yilmaz further strengthen Gio van Bronckhorst’s first team squad.

Speaking after agreeing to join Rangers today, Yilmaz commented: “I am delighted to be joining a club the size of Rangers and am really looking forward to meeting my new teammates.

“This is a club who have shown they can compete against some of the best teams in Europe, and I am really excited by the challenges we have ahead of us.

Manager van Bronckhorst continued: “I am really pleased to have added Ridvan to our squad and I believe he will bring a lot of quality to the club.

"I have been really impressed with his development in a really demanding, winning environment at Besiktas over the last few seasons.

“I am looking forward to welcoming him to training in the coming days and to seeing him in action for the first time.

Sporting Director, Ross Wilson, added: “Gio and I were clear in our desire to invest in a high-potential and high-quality left back.

“This is another exciting young player to join our squad, and we are delighted to bring Ridvan to Rangers.”

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