A European director has revealed that his side are set to play a pre-season friendly with Rangers in Portugal as the club looks set to return to the country for a pre-season camp.

The Gers are currently setting up their pre-season plans as the club looks to improve their side and get them ready for the Champions League qualifiers and the new season.

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Rangers are the Champions but attention will quickly move to next season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As part of this, Sondersjyke director of football Klaus Rasmussen has revealed the Ibrox club will meet his side in Portugal in pre-season.

Whilst no official announcement has been made as such, it is being inferred in the press that this likely means the Gers will be travelling to Iberia for a camp in the coming months.

“We’ll meet Glasgow Rangers and Braga in Portugal,” said Rasmussen [Der Nordschleswiger].

“We will do a summer training camp in Portugal for the first time and visit Casa Pia.

“This is a training camp that is 100 percent financed by (club owner) Robert Platek.”

Rangers have previously went to Portugal for warm-weather camps and given the country’s status on the UK’s green travel list the players will be free to travel to the country.

Should Rangers make the trip to Portugal this will represent the first international training camp to come out of the country since Celtic’s shambolic trip to Dubai.

Following Celtic’s time in the Middle East – which saw Covid rules breached and players testing positive – overseas camps have been banned by the Scottish government.

Whilst Rangers travelled to Belgium and Portugal in the Europa League, this would be first training camp specific trip outside the country since Dubai.

Rangers fans are very familiar with trips to Portugal having played Porto, Braga and Benfica in recent seasons. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

But Rangers are more than capable of doing things right in Portugal in pre-season and a match against the likes of Sondersjyke will help the club prepare for European football.

Speaking of Celtic, Rangers fans have been thanking the Parkhead club after a Sevcopathic own goal appeared to confirm the club’s 55th title in the eyes of our Old Firm rivals.

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