Revealed: Celtic have landed blockbuster £14.5m windfall...& another £1m on the way
Celtic are lining up another moneyspinning windfall as they look to add to their £14.5million Europa League bounty this season, Football Insider can reveal.
The Scottish champions can secure another massive financial boost if they win their round-of-32 tie against Copenhagen this month.
Uefa’s Europa League distribution data shows that Celtic can earn another £930,000 if they overcome the Danish side in the two-legged clash on Thursday of next week and seven days later.
That would be topped up by gate receipts as well as commercial spin-offs for Scotland’s richest club.
Celtic have already earned a guaranteed £9.5m from Uefa’s distribution programme before the Europa League knockout stage begins.
This was accumulated from £2.6m from their group stage allocation, £2.1m from performances across six group fixtures as well as £1m for progressing through three Champions League qualification rounds over the summer.
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European big guns Celtic have also secured £2.1m from their Uefa co-efficient ranking.
By qualifying for the knockout stages, Celtic have landed a £900,000 bonus as well as a further bonus of £850,000 for topping their group against Rennes, Lazio and Cluj.
In addition, Celtic sources have told Football Insider that the club expect to pocket a further £5m from the Scottish clubs’ share of the TV pool as well as matchday, commercial and merchandise income.
There have been bumper attendances at 60,000-capacity Parkhead for the group stages this season, as well as in the Champions League qualifiers.
There is set to be plenty more cash to come if Neil Lennon’s high flyers can progress into the latter stagers of the Europa League.
They will regard the two-legged tie against Copenhagen as a winnable one as they look to take advantage of their peerless domestic form that has put them on course for a remarkable fourth consecutive treble.
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