It has been confirmed today that Adidas have agreed a deal to produce Manchester United shirts from 2015-2016 onwards.
The deal is reportedly worth around £70million-a-year, which dwarfs the figure that Nike were previously paying us. The deal with Nike, which was agreed in 2002, was worth around £23.5m-a-year to United.
Warrior were also keen to replace Nike as the makers of our kit but could not compete with what Adidas were prepared to offer.
Reports last week in the press had been giving the impression that Nike had “dropped” United. There had been talk of United’s poor season under David Moyes and no Champions League football next season.
The reality is, no club in the world sells more shirts than United, so the club knew the deal would be worth more money than what Nike were prepared to offer.
The biggest kit deals for football after United’s £70m with Adidas are as followers: Real Madrid £31m (Adidas), Chelsea £30m (Adidas), Arsenal £30m (Puma), Barcelona £27m (Nike) and Liverpool £25m (Warrior).
Whilst you’re waiting a year for our new Adidas kit to be released, we’ve got an exclusive agreement with CampoRetro which allows you to buy the old shirts at a discount. Enter ROM15 at the checkout for 15% off. Worldwide shipping.
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