In a groundbreaking move, sportswear giant Adidas has solidified its partnership with Manchester United through a record-breaking 10-year sponsorship agreement worth a staggering £900 million.
The extended kit deal, the largest of its kind in Premier League history, surpasses the previous agreement by a significant margin and reaffirms Manchester United’s enduring commercial appeal.
The agreement, which still had two years left to run, cements Adidas as United’s kit manufacturer until the end of the next decade, fortifying the club’s financial stability and resilience.
The partnership between Manchester United and Adidas has deep roots, with Adidas previously creating the club’s shirts from 1980 to 1992 before returning as the official kit supplier in 2015.
The deal holds immense significance for Manchester United, as it is set to become the single biggest source of revenue for the club in the coming years.
Richard Arnold, United’s CEO, expressed his delight over the renewed partnership, emphasizing the iconic status of the relationship between the two entities.
“The relationship between Manchester United and Adidas is one of the most iconic in world sport, forged through a shared commitment to style, flair, and, most importantly, high performance,” Arnold said.
Adidas’ CEO, Bjorn Gulden, echoed Arnold’s sentiments, highlighting the natural alignment between the two global brands.
“Adidas and Manchester United are two of the most important brands in international football, and it is very natural for us to continue our cooperation,” Gulden stated.
The early renewal of the kit deal underscores Manchester United’s enduring commercial appeal, attracting top-tier sponsors and consolidating its position as one of the most financially robust football clubs in the world.
The news of the record-breaking deal comes amidst rumors surrounding Manchester United’s star player, Mason Greenwood. However, Adidas quickly put those speculations to rest, denying any discussions with the club regarding the player’s future.
In a clear statement, Adidas asserted that they play no role in decisions concerning the club’s playing squad or staff.
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