The Gers could spend up to £5m on the 21-year-old Turkish international who was signed in the summer from Besiktas after the departure of Calvin Bassey to Ibrox.
But after playing just over an hour in the 2-0 Scottish Premiership win over Kilmarnock earlier in the season, fans have had to wait to learn more about what the left-back can bring to the team.
On that showing the youngster was clearly a little nervous and after some time out of the team Ridvan Yilmaz was recalled ahead of the League Cup clash with the Doonhammers.
And despite playing in an XI that will probably never be seen again at Ibrox, Ridvan showed his quality against Queen of the South with a fine assist to tee up Scott Arfield’s first goal.
Ridvan Yilmaz shows class with fine Rangers assist
After being played in down the left by Fashion Sakala, Ridvan Yilmaz showed exactly why the Besiktas support were so gutted to be losing the kid with a fine touch to take it past the Queen of the South defender.
Yilmaz would then show composure and class to cut the ball back for the onrushing Scott Arfield who swept the ball home first time to restore the Rangers lead.
What the clip below.
Let’s hope this is just a taste of what’s to come with Ridvan Yilmaz highly rated in his home country and already a full Turkey international.
Something tells us the club are going to be smart about how they introduce Ridvan Yilmaz to the team with Borna Barisic set to be the first choice for the time being.
But as Yilmaz continues to settle into life in Scotland and into the Rangers team we suspect the long-term plan is to make him a regular feature down that left-hand side.
This little moment shows the talent the player has and how effective it can be with the move leading to a Rangers goal.
Let’s hope it’s a taste of things to come.
Meanwhile, a leading Rangers club insider has dropped a major hint regarding the future fee attached to a loanee taking Ibrox by storm.