MALIK TILLMAN set himself on a collision course with Rangers in the Champions League yesterday when he joined PSV Eindhoven on loan – and then volunteered to give his new club some inside information.
Rangers beat PSV by a whopping £30m in the play-offs last season and this time the two could meet again and the Dutch are looking for revenge.
They currently lead Sturm Graz 4-1 from the first leg of their duel, while the Gers have a narrow 2-1 lead over Servette, which they can take to Switzerland.
There is still work to be done for Michael Beale’s men who haven’t made the full breakthrough yet.
But Tillman wasted no time in suggesting he could help new manager Peter Bosz with some inside information about the Ibrox men.
He played under the Englishman from November last season – although several players changed.
As quoted in De TelegraafTillman said, “Maybe I can give the coach a few tips.”
Tillman has agreed a new contract with Bayern Munich that runs until 2026. PSV are being asked to pay a transfer fee in the region of £13million to make the deal permanent.
He said he spoke to Bayern pal and former Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt about agreeing to play in the Eredivisie for the next 12 months.
“He [De Ligt] knows our trainer and only said good things.
“Everyone I spoke to had positive things to say about PSV, the fans and the city of Eindhoven.
“It feels good to be here.”
“I have a good relationship with Earnest Stewart [PSV’s American director of football] and Peter Bosz was also an important reason for me to come to Eindhoven.
“I like his style of play: a lot of attacking, not giving the opponent any space, that suits me.”
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