Alex McLeish: Rangers set for bigger commercial deal with Ibrox expansion

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Alex McLeish has backed Rangers for bigger commercial deals in the future after Ibrox expansion plans were revealed this month.

It is suggested that the Bears could expand the capacity of the stadium closer to 60,000, in what would be a massive statement.

McLeish insisted that there isn’t a world where Rangers won’t be making considerable profits, with this the latest development to support that.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I just don’t see how Rangers cannot make money.

“Commercial, sponsorship and there will be a pipedream of playing in a higher league that has been mooted this year, there’s always that possibility.”

Dream.

Everything is moving in the right direction.

After finally ending our decade wait for another Scottish Premiership, the Bears aren’t settling and are now putting plans in place to dominate for years.

Imagine expanding Ibrox, it would be a no brainer. Having nearly 60,000 passionate, screaming fans would make it nearly impossible for away sides to leave Glasgow with any points.

The atmosphere will be out of this world, especially on Old Firm days and when the Champions League finally returns this season.

All eyes will be on the Bears, and that will only make the club more attractive for better commercial deals moving forward.

Expanding Ibrox will cost money, but we would surely earn it back within one season.

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