Rangers could be set for a major Champions League boost as a deal by DAZN to take over BT Sport is reportedly set to be finalised later this month.
According to Reuters, sports streaming service DAZN is nearing a deal to acquire BT Sport which will give it access to UEFA Champions League rights, as a rival bid by Discovery INC failed in December.
This could be a boost for the Ibrox side and give them even more motivation to win the league title and qualify for the Champions League group stages next season.
With a near £40m financial windfall heading to the club if they can compete in the group stages of Europe’s elite competition, this could go even higher if DAZN manages to secure the deal.
This sort of money could change the trajectory of how the club operates in the future, with the need to sell players being avoided and also the ability to bring in better talent to the club.
DAZN could improve the future of Scottish football
Although the streaming service has eyes on the lucrative Champions League and English Premier League fixture rights, there could be potential for the SPFL to make a case and take advantage of this takeover.
We all know the Scottish game is criminally undersold, with the total money being invested into our game being sixteenth in the list across Europe, behind countries such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.
The BT Sport coverage of the Scottish game was well revered amongst fans, and if this bumper deal with giants DAZN goes through, then it might well just improve the future of our game.