Rangers Stand Firm on Valuation for Ridvan Yilmaz as Galatasaray’s Offer Falls Short

Rangers are reportedly holding out for a substantial £5.1 million in the January transfer window to part ways with Ridvan Yilmaz. According to Kucuk, Galatasaray, the interested party, has only extended an offer amounting to half of Rangers’ asking price, leading to a standstill in negotiations.

Galatasaray seemed to have reached an agreement with Yilmaz, but Rangers manager Philippe Clement has emphatically stated that the player is not leaving Ibrox under the current circumstances. Despite potential interest and discussions surrounding the transfer, the situation remains unresolved.

Clement expressed his perspective on the matter, asserting that it would be unwise for Rangers to let Yilmaz leave the club during this summer transfer window. The young Turkish international has been enjoying a consistent run of games at Ibrox, delivering commendable performances, particularly in the absence of Borna Barisic due to injury. Selling Yilmaz at this juncture could jeopardize the progress and stability he brings to the team.

Highlighting the investment made by Rangers to bring Yilmaz from Besiktas, it is evident that the club has placed faith in the player’s potential. This current streak of games is likely the first time Yilmaz has experienced such consistency, making it crucial for his development.

Contrary to the notion that Rangers desperately need to reinforce the left-back position, the situation is not as dire as it may seem. Instead, the focus should shift towards strengthening other areas, particularly in the final third of the pitch, where the team may benefit more significantly.