By Pranav Shahaney

28th Jun, 2021 | 11:45am

Rangers set for financial boost after increase in Champions League group stage pot

Rangers are set for a financial boost as the prize money for next season’s Champions League will come with a three percent hike.

The Daily Record have reported that the Glasgow giants will receive £14million just for getting past their qualifying round and reaching the group stage.

Further financial incentives can be attained with each victory as they’ll pick up £2.5million per win and £800,000 per draw.

With television and money through the turnstiles taken into consideration, Rangers are in line for a major financial windfall.

Excited for next season

We’ve almost forgotten what Champions League nights feel having missed it for so many years at the Ibrox Stadium.

However, under Steven Gerrard we’ve seen a resurgence and now we’re back among the European elite and we’re just waiting to get over the small obstacle of the qualifying rounds to secure qualification into the group stages.

In our first year back, even getting past our group will be a success and we’re confident in our squad’s ability to achieve that.

Of course, the draw would have to benefit us to smoothen things, but even if it doesn’t, we’ve got enough in our arsenal to give some of the bigger sides a run for their money.

This summer window will be more important than most in recent years as it will be an indication as to where we see ourselves being in the near future.

The likes of Glen Kamara and Alfredo Morelos are linked with exits and should they leave, we need to find suitable replacements for them and also strengthen in other departments.

Celtic are almost certain to be stronger next season so we’re gonna have to improve if we are to retain the league title.

It’s not going to be easy but we believe it can be done.

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