How much Celtic and Hearts will earn after stars headed out to Euro 2024 with Scotland

Celtic's James Forrest and Hearts' Lawrence Shankland will earn their clubs cash
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Celtic and Hearts are the two Premiership sides which stand to gain the most from Scotland's participation in Euro 2024.

The Scottish champions have Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Anthony Ralston and Greg Taylor involved with Steve Clarke's group out in Germany. While Jambos duo Lawrence Shankland and Zander Clark join them with fellow goalkeeper Craig Gordon cut when the squad went from 28 to 26.

With governing body Uefa required to pay out compensation for each player who goes away with their country for the tournament, both clubs stand to gain. This year, the amount per player will be around £140,000 for the group stage. That means the Hoops would rake in £560,000 and Hearts would take half of that at £280,000. That would of course increase if the team gets through the groups.

Rangers don't have any representatives in the Scotland squad as Ryan Jack was released at the end of May and John Souttar suffered the same fate as Gordon in being cut from the original squad. Gers-bound goalkeeper Liam Kelly signed a new short term contract with Motherwell to ensure they would be compensated, so £140,000 will be headed to Fir Park.

A Uefa spokesperson said: “The amount secured for the release of players to the Euro 2024 final tournament will be increased from €130m to €140m (£118m).”

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson and Lawrence Shankland have been forced out of Scotland's first training session in Germany but it is hoped both are precautionary.