Rangers set for 'huge' boost after £60m+ BBC reveal - pundit
Rangers could be set for a “huge” £60million boost if they win the Europa League, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aberdeen and Premier League striker insisted Rangers winning the Europa League would be a “massive” achievement.
BBC Sport reported last week (4 May) that the Gers will bank at least £60million if they beat Eintracht Frankfurt in next week’s (18 May) final in Seville.
The majority of that comes from guaranteeing qualification to next season’s Champions League group stages.
They have already banked over £13million from getting to the final and will earn a further £7.2million by beating Frankfurt and another £3.2million by competing in next season’s Super Cup with the Champions League winners.
“It’s huge,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Ewan Kingsbury.
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“It could be a fantastic season for Scottish football. Celtic winning the league in a proper title race – they’re back to their best.
“But also Rangers potentially winning the Europa League – you couldn’t write it, it would be a massive achievement.
“£60million coming into Rangers – that would really boost the finances after Covid and ensure they can keep all their best talent.
“It’s also Champions League football. That opens the door for both clubs to go out there and try to tempt the best players to Scotland once again. There’s that attraction again.”
Rangers last got to a European final in the 2007-08 season when they lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Uefa Cup.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side have beaten Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Braga and RB Leipzig in the knockout stages to reach the final this season.