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Ridvan Yilmaz’s emotional farewell to Rangers-linked Besiktas captured as Turkey star flies away to seal £5m transfer

RIDVAN YILMAZ’s last steps as a Besiktas player were filmed last night as he said an emotional goodbye to the Turkish team.

The 21-year-old is due in Glasgow for talks this weekend to complete his £5m move to Rangers.


Yilmaz left the Turks training camp last night

An emotional Yilmaz has a great attachment to the Istanbul team where he rose through the youth ranks.

He told reporters outside their Spanish training camp: ‘Separations are also included in love. We always have a brotherhood’

He is a full Turkey international with six national team caps to his name having made his debut against Azerbaijan in May last year.

The star recently said he based his game on five-time Champions League winner Marcelo, who also won six La Liga titles during his time at Real Madrid, while acknowledging he would like to try out British football .

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And the lowly defender admitted he still receives pocket money from his parents, despite five caps for his country.

He said: “I have only one idol in football and that’s Marcelo.

“He’s someone I’ve always admired and I always want to try to play like him. What he’s done in his career has been amazing. I love the way he attacks in the future.

“Of course, every player has a goal. To play in Great Britain is my biggest dream. I currently take two hours of English lessons a day.

“I think I’m really at the start of my football journey. I have a lot to learn. I’m improving every day and I’m constantly working to compensate for my lack of physicality and my fitness.

“Listen, my home is Besiktas. I act in accordance with the interests of my club.

“I hear a lot of interest through my agent. I would like to earn money for the club one day, like Cenk Tosun did when he left our club for Everton.

“I always said that I wanted to play abroad eventually.

“My ambition has always been to become a footballer. I come from a family that plays football. I started playing football thanks to my brother.

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