Verona Actively Pursuing Rangers’ Ridvan Yilmaz in January Transfer Window

Serie A side Verona is reportedly engaged in “very active” negotiations to secure the services of Rangers’ defender Ridvan Yilmaz this month. Gianluca Di Marzio, a reliable Italian journalist, shared this information on his live transfer blog.

Di Marzio emphasized Verona’s proactive stance in the transfer market, stating, “Verona [is] very active, with incoming and outgoing negotiations, in these first hours of the January transfer market.” The club has specifically set its sights on Ridvan Yilmaz, a Turkish international left back born in 2001 and currently under contract with Glasgow Rangers.

The journalist noted that Yilmaz has featured in the starting lineup for the last four games under manager Philippe Clement. Despite this, reports suggest that the player had been informed of his eligibility to leave the club during the ongoing transfer window.

Di Marzio expressed some concern regarding Rangers potentially parting ways with Yilmaz, saying, “This could be a really big mistake from Rangers because we’re finally starting to see why the club spent £4m on bringing him to Ibrox in the first place.”

Yilmaz faced initial challenges securing regular playtime, notably struggling to find opportunities under Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Even with the arrival of Michael Beale at the club, his fortunes did not change, with Borna Barisic consistently preferred. However, Barisic has encountered difficulties with injuries and form this season, and with just six months remaining on his contract, Yilmaz’s departure may not be necessary.

The Turkish defender’s recent performances have showcased his capability to play at a high level and adapt to Clement’s tactical system. Yilmaz could already be the solution within the club, and this transfer window might be the ideal time to give him an extended chance to prove his worth.