Ibrox Exclusive: Rangers hit by shattering £30m+ blow as Celtic primed for mega boost
Rangers hopes of a season resumption and potential £30million-plus Champions League windfall are increasingly likely to be shattered, Football Insider understands.
The Glasgow giants have thrown their weight behind Aberdeen’s proposal to play the campaign to a finish.
However, Uefa yesterday effectively gave the green light for the unfinished Scottish Premiership season to be called, with the final decision resting with the SPFL executive.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club chiefs are not hopeful of getting their wish of restarting the season behind closed doors.
They will continue to press Scottish league chiefs, with relations plumbing new depths in recent weeks after the bungled SPFL vote.
But it is increasingly likely the season will be prematurely ended and Celtic declared champions.
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UEFA are calling for domestic campaigns to be restarted but have stepped back from threatening to punish smaller countries with European bans.
This seemingly paves the way for the likes of Scotland, Belgium and Holland to terminate their campaigns without any comeback.
Celtic would be handed Scotland’s place in the Champions League qualification rounds next season and the pathway to a huge windfall.
Prize money for making it into the group stage is worth well in excess of £30m.
The last time Celtic played in the pre-Christmas round robin of Europe’s elite competition – in Brendan Rodgers’ second season in charge – they earned £32m.
Rangers, who reached the last 16 of this season’s Europa League, would be back in the secondary European competition in 2020-21.
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