Rangers Left-Back Ridvan Yilmaz a Target for Former Boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Besiktas

Besiktas manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has reportedly set his sights on a raid of his former club Rangers, with Turkish international left-back Ridvan Yilmaz emerging as a transfer target, according to Turkish media.

The move comes with speculation surrounding the future of Besiktas’ current left-back Arthur Masuaku. Reports suggest van Bronckhorst has given the green light to the club to approach Rangers regarding Yilmaz’s availability should Masuaku depart.

However, Rangers appear determined to hold onto their player. Yilmaz himself has publicly committed to the club, and Rangers manager Philippe Clement sees him as a key part of his plans for next season.

The asking price for Yilmaz is also likely to be a stumbling block for Besiktas. Rangers reportedly value the 23-year-old at well in excess of £10 million, significantly higher than his current market value.

While Yilmaz is said to be ambitious for a move to a top European league eventually, returning to Besiktas at this stage seems unlikely. He has publicly expressed his desire to prove himself at Rangers and potentially earn a bigger move in the future.

Despite the player’s commitment and Rangers’ stance, the possibility of a substantial offer could force a decision. It remains to be seen if Besiktas will table such an offer and whether Yilmaz would be swayed by a return to his home country.