Gers drew 0-0 in the first-leg of their semifinal last night against Fiorentina, which saw their European revenue hit the £20 million barrier.

With Walter Smith's squad chasing a remarkable quadruple, they have already enjoyed their most profitable season.

Add a club-record sale of £9m for Alan Hutton to Tottenham in January and Ibrox fans are entitled to expect further squad- strengthening in the summer backed by some of the profits from their European run.