By Joe Ellis

9th May, 2022 | 2:27pm

Rangers £35m Europa League earnings could skyrocket with victory

Tickets are flying off the shelves for the Europa League final and there are plenty of Rangers fans already planning their trips to Seville on Wednesday 18 May.

According to The Athletic, the Light Blues could be set for a big hike in their prize money if they win thanks to another big game to come next season.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side have already secured £30million for just reaching the final and an extra £5million for winning it would go very handily into the club’s coffers.

But that is just the start of the incoming cash because they will receive even more next season if they win as they will go straight into the Champions League group stages.

They will also take on either Liverpool or Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup where they will get £3.5million for just turning up to the game and should they win, they will receive an extra £1million.

Transformative

We could be talking £40million already before the Champions League even kicks in next season and then we’ll be looking at eight figures thereafter and there is no Scottish team that could possibly compete with those kinds of finances.

Celtic might win the league this year and find themselves in the Champions League group stages too but they won’t have the pile of cash from this season like the Gers do and when it comes to the transfer market, they will know that anything they can pay, so can we.

We don’t need to go overboard when the transfer window opens because we already have a side that is capable of winning big games in Europe and domestically so there isn’t an overhaul required.

van Bronckhorst will be very happy with what he already has at Ibrox and with John Souttar set to join in the summer too so while the cash will be exciting fans now, let’s not expect it to be all splashed straight away.

In other Rangers news, the club have reportedly spent £80,000 to help this Ibrox ace get back in training two months earlier than expected.