As excitement builds around the transfer we pointed to reports coming out of Turkey which hinted that everything certainly sounded good regarding a deal for the 21-year-old Besiktas left-back.
And now that appears to have come to fruition as leading journalists close to the Turkish club claim Rangers have now agreed a deal with Besiktas via a revised offer that will see the Gers pay over £5.5m to bring Ridvan Yilmaz to Ibrox.
According to Orta Cigzi journalist Murat Ozen – who had previously suggested the two clubs still hadn’t reached an agreement – signatures are now “a matter of time”.
This comes after Rangers apparently upped their offer to over €6m or £5.5m for the player, with a tidy 20% profit on the next sale also included.
“The Rangers Club revised the offer and went slightly above the 6m euro offer,” tweeted Ozen initially.
“Signatures are just a matter of time.”
The journalist would then go into greater detail regarding the details of this apparent Rangers move for Ridvan Yilmaz.
“Beşiktaş and Rangers Clubs agreed with 6 million 250 thousand Euros for the transfer of Rıdvan,” tweeted Ozen.
“There is a 20% profit share from the next sale
“Beşiktaş wants to take the payment forward. If this ends, Rıdvan is in Rangers.
“May the road and luck be clear. Thank you for your contribution to Beşiktaş.”
Rangers reportedly agree deal for Besiktas full-back Ridvan Yilmaz
It all sounds very exciting as Rangers look to get set to splash the cash on an exciting young foreign talent for the first time since perhaps the £6m spent Mikel Arteta in 2003.
The £5m spent to bring manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst to Ibrox during his Feyenoord days and Dick Advocaat’s reign is another example of the Ibrox club’s lost European hubris.
As the club bank north of £30m for the deals to bring Joe Aribo to Southampton and Calvin Bassey to Ajax, they’re wasting no time in improving the squad with the money.
With £4m Liverpool defender Ben Davies already in through the door, spending the bones of £6m on a young Turkish full-back suggests some of that ballsiness and clout of those halcyon days is back.
Especially considering the player has been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt, Lyon, Torino and Barcelona in recent weeks.
Let’s hope it really is only “a matter of time” until Ridvan Yilmaz has the Rangers scarf over his head.
Meanwhile, reports suggest Rangers are also set to announce a deal for another flying full-back.