With a figure for European competitions this season looking to surpass €3.25bn this will be the most lucrative ever Champions League and Europa League.
UEFA will pour €2.04bn (£1.83bn) into the Champions League this term with €510m (£478m) going to the Europa League.
This money will be distributed as we go but Celtic earn cash from all the qualifiers should they pass them. Even if they were to get knocked out of the competition at the playoff round and not make the group stage they would be getting a £4.5m payout from UEFA. That payment would disappear if Celtic win the playoff and make the Champions League
Group Stage qualification would bring €15.25m into Celtic coffers straight off the bat, of which €14.5m is paid up front. They then could top up their Euro earnings with every group stage win worth €2.7m and each draw is worth €900,000! This is before you take in three sellouts at Celtic Park or perhaps four for the playoff round also.
It seems unlikely but should Neil Lennon do what he did last time and help Celtic qualify for the last 16 the club would get another payment €9.5m.
Money that blows any argument out the water some Celtic fans would not care about Europe for the next two seasons while we’re chasing the ten.