Earlier in the summer, when Tottenham Hotspur joined the club, they gave reason to want at least £8m for the 21-year-old Turkey international, who burst onto the Super League scene with a flurry of assists during Besiktas’ disappointing season.
But with no-one willing to pay such a fee – and Yilmaz desperate to secure credentials at Ibrox – Cebi clearly had no choice but to grant the youngster’s wish.
Rangers signed Ridvan Yilmaz for 5 million pounds
The value of a footballer is measured by the offers you give him. The president explains that if someone offers more than six million euros, he is worth six million euros.
There were no offers above six million euros. The value of a footballer is the highest figure offered for him.
“I didn’t want him to go. Even though I wanted to stay with us, he said, “I want to go, I have dreams. Do not block my way.
We paved the way for his dreams. “We reluctantly sold him.”
corresponding athleteYilmaz turned down Bundesliga and Serie A clubs before joining Rangers earlier this week. An adventurous and thoroughly modern full-back, Yilmaz can help form a formidable partnership with Alfredo Morelos and new No.9 Antonio Kulak with snappy passes down the left flank.
Interestingly, former Celtic target Mohanand Jahzeh could now replace him in Istanbul.
“We wanted to keep Ridwan,” says Valerin Ismail, the former West Brom and Barnsley coach at Besiktas. I told him that with this fast game (in Turkey) he can get more attention internationally.
Yilmaz has played 6 national matches for the Turkish national team. However, he will miss the World Cup in Qatar after Turkey’s defeat to Portugal in the play-offs.
Interestingly, Rangers are also interested in Yilmaz’s former teammate – and namesake – Kartal Yilmaz. The stylish midfielder is available on loan. But will Besiktas allow two exciting youngsters to join Rangers in the same summer?
In other news, Celtic have been hit with a ‘huge’ £4million star who is unlikely to feature against Aberdeen.
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