Celtic could have advantage in transfer market after 'big' update - Campbell

By Kevin Campbell

5th May, 2022 | 10:08am

Celtic could have advantage over Rangers in transfer market after 'big' BBC update - Campbell

Kevin Campbell fears Rangers will fall behind Celtic without Champions League football next season.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said qualification for the group stages of Europe’s elite competition would make “a big difference” to transfer policy.

Celtic are in pole position to win the Scottish Premiership.

As reported by the BBC (4 May), Russian teams will be banned from participating in all Uefa competitions in the 2022-23 campaign.

It means that the winner of the Scottish Premiership will go straight into the group stages of the Champions League next season.

Rangers have alternative routes into Europe’s elite competition, with winning the Europa League one of those.

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When asked by Football Insider if the news puts more pressure on Rangers beating RB Leipzig tonight, Campbell said: “It is a difficult one.

“Look, the prestige of winning a European trophy for Rangers would be massive. They perform really well in the Europa League. They have a very tough game tonight but it is one they can definitely win. It will not be easy but they can win.

“If they can win the trophy and get into the Champions League next season, wow.

“The revenue in the Scottish Premiership is not very big compared to the Champions League. Celtic will get a leg up on them if they qualify for the Champions League and Rangers don’t.

“It can make a big difference to your transfer policy in regards to what you can spend and who you can attract.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Celtic and Rangers are being held back by the SPFL as ‘finance’ claim issued.