‘Agreement reached’ for Ridvan to leave Rangers for Galatasaray

‘Agreement reached’ for Ridvan to leave Rangers for Galatasaray
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 29: Ridvan Yilmaz of rangers is seen during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on October 29, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In what has become the most boring transfer protraction of the winter, it now appears Ridvan Yilmaz WILL join Galatasaray after the Turkish giants reportedly increased their terms for the Rangers left back and came to agreement with him and the Ibrox side.

After Hellas Verona had seemed certain to secure Yilmaz’ signature, according to Turkish media his homeland side have instead stolen a massive march on the Italians by apparently getting an agreement on a loan-to-buy contract, having purportedly increased their previous £3.4M offer which Rangers rejected.

Now the number is stronger, and Rangers have accepted the fee and terms.

We still believe a loan deal for what is technically an asset player is literally a ludicrous deal for Rangers to accept, regardless of obligations to buy.

If there’s an obligation to buy in the summer, why not just buy now? Rangers are seemingly bending over backwards to help Ridvan get his move, given he’s clearly made it apparent he’d like to leave.

But it’s about Rangers, not Ridvan, and what’s best for our club, and lending him to Galatasaray is not what’s best for Rangers.

This club should not be loaning its more valuable assets out, especially ones who are clearly offering a lot in its first team when playing. Borna Barisic’s stock has gone way down, and his performances have been middling, while Ridvan gets shipped out on loan.

It’s not a good piece of business.

If he wants to leave, fine, and if Gala want him, fine, but he should be costing them a wad of cash up front.

Loan to buy is pretty absurd.

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