Report: Manchester city to replace Nike with Puma
The British tabloid the Daily Mail has reported that the agreement is worth as much as UK£50 million (US$67 million) per year – a significant increase on the club’s current deal – and will begin in the 2019/20 season.
Nike agreed a six-year kit partnership with City in 2013 worth UK£72 million (US$109 million) in total, but the American sportswear company’s existing partnership is due to come to an end at the close of the 2017/18 season.
The agreement would be the largest commercial deal in the Blues’ history.
Puma are the official kit suppliers of fellow Premier League side Arsenal, who agreed a five-year deal with the German sports company in 2013 worth UK£30 million (US$40 million) per year.
Manchester City are currently at the top of the Premier League in 2017/18, eight points clear of home rivals Manchester United and unbeaten in their opening 13 games. The Blues beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 away on 26th November, and will host tenth-placed Southampton on Wednesday.
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