Rangers complete signing of Turkish international on five-year deal

Ridvan Yilmaz said he was excited at the prospect of playing in front of the Ibrox crowd.

Rangers complete signing of Turkish international Ridvan Yilmaz from Besiktas on five-year deal SNS Group

Rangers have completed the signing of Turkish international Ridvan Yilmaz on a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old joins from Besiktas for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance and work permit authority.

The left back played more than 50 times for the Super Lig club after coming through the youth academy and has six caps for the full national side.

“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,” he told the club’s website.

“I have heard so much too about the Rangers supporters and I cannot wait to play in front of them for the first time.”

Yilmaz is described as an “attack-minded” full back and will fill the role left by Calvin Bassey following his move to Ajax earlier this month.

Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst added: “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.