Rangers boss Michael Beale pointed to fresh PSV Eindhoven investment after Rangers successfully navigated their way to the Champions League playoffs.

Speaking after the Ibrox side overcame Servette in Switzerland, the Rangers boss pointed to the fact PSV have spent “big money” to aid their Champions League bid.

It means the Ibrox side are set to face a suitably reinforced PSV Eindhoven team ahead of the Champions League Playoff and there are certainly a few tweaks from the side that Rangers beat last season.

The Dutch outfit have spent over £30m (€35m) in reinforcing their squad this summer with four new signings set to pose a different challenge to the Ibrox side.

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Rangers to face reinforced PSV in Champions League

Marquee summer signing Noa Lang, formerly of rivals Ajax, has joined PSV Eindhoven for a club record fee of €15m (£13m) in a major statement of intent this summer.

The Netherlands international winger, 24, already has two goals in his first three PSV games and joins after contributing 20 goals (12 of them on the scoresheet) in Belgium last season.

The Dutch outfit have also spent €12m (£10m) on the signing of defensive midfielder Jerdy Schouten from Serie A side Bologna earlier in the window.

Schouten, 26, is also a full Netherlands international and returns to his home country after four years in one of the most technical leagues in world football.

On top of these two Dutch homecomers, PSV Eindhoven have also moved to sign USA international forward Ricardo Pepi, who joins on a €9m (£7.5m) deal from Augsburg this summer.

The 20-year-old bolsters PSV’s attacking options for the trip to Rangers and the forward opened his account for the club in the second leg of the Champions League QR3 clash with Sturm Graz.

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To top it all off, PSV have also signed former Rangers attacking midfielder Malik Tillman on loan from Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League playoff.

Rangers had their exclusive option-to-buy ripped up by the Bundesliga giants with the young American talent joining PSV on a €1m (£850k) season-long loan with a (€15m) £13m option.

Whilst there are several PSV Eindhoven stars being linked with summer exits, and Xavi Simons has returned to PSG, Rangers boss Michael Beale was right in pointing to their summer of investment.

The Gers know they have it all to do to reach the Champions League group stages this season and the double header with the Dutch promises to be a belter.

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