Rangers are unlikely to add anymore signings this summer unless there are departures, the squad still has a few players who need to be moved on and there could also be bids for key players later in the window.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst said as much himself but this hasn’t stopped us from being linked with Kartal Yilmaz, another 21-year old playing for Besiktas, although he isn’t quite as established as his namesake Ridvan.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, former Sky Sports man Peter O’Rourke, reckons that Rangers will be in a good position to seal the deal if they are in fact interested in the Turkey Under-21 international:
“They’ve obviously worked with Besiktas to a great deal for the left-back Ridvan Yilmaz, so there’s clearly good relations between the clubs to get that deal over the line.
“So, I’m sure ongoing discussions, if they are after the midfielder Yilmaz, that it would make things slightly easier for Rangers.”
Given that Kartal is more of a defensive midfielder I’d be very surprised if we are eyeing up a bid, we already have a host of midfielders capable of playing that role and need more creativity not more safety.
I can understand why Ross Wilson and Gio aren’t necessarily looking at midfield with Alex Lowry still to come back in, Charlie McCann looking more and more like a first-team player in the waiting, Ianis Hagi more likely to be moved into a central position and Malik Tillman already in on a loan-to-buy deal from Bayern Munich – we have the players, it’s just that we haven’t worked out how to use them yet or had them available.