GIOVANNI van Bronkhorst tonight expressed hope that Rangers will complete their seventh and final signing of the summer transfer window in the coming days by bringing in Ridvan Yilmaz.

Besiktas announced last night that they had opened negotiations with the Glasgow club over the transfer of the Turkish internationalist.

The 21-year-old left back, who has played six times for his country, then posted on Twitter that the £5.4m move to Scotland was a “dream come true”.

Van Bronckhorst is looking for another specialist left back to challenge Borna Barisic for a start following the departure of Calvin Bassey to Ajax for £20m this week.

The Dutchman, who has signed Antonio Colak, Ben Davies, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo, Malik Tillman and John Souttar during the close season, is optimistic the deal will be completed soon.  

The former Champions League winner, whose team lost 2-1 to Spurs in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox yesterday, admitted that Yilmaz is likely to be his final acquisition this summer.   

"It's very well-stated in the press about him,” he said. “I won't lie we hope to add a new player in the coming days.

“I think then we will be finished with the window if no one else goes. When we have confirmation he's a Rangers player we will announce this.
“The player who will come in is definitely a good player and a player hopefully we can develop the same way as the young players we are getting in.

“Calvin Bassey is a good example, Nathan Patterson as well. The new player will be also in that age range.”