Manchester United (MU) are currently paid a staggering £75million-a-year by Adidas, while Barcelona reportedly rake in £120m-a-year from manufacturing rivals Nike.
And it now seems that Real Madrid will be the next club to reap the benefits of wearing a logo on their jersey.
Nike offers €120 million a year
Nike offers €120 million a year for the Real Madrid Club to end the relationship with Adidas. American sportive equipment company Nike made an offer of €120 million per season to the Spanish Real Madrid football club. In this was the company hopes that the club will end its collaboration with the technical sponsor, Adidas, according to the Spanish press. Eduardo Inda, the director of the ‘OK Diario’ says that Nike wants to take the advantage of the fact that the Real Madrid officials were upset that Adidas signed a €96 million with the English football club Manchester United while the club from Madrid get only €75 million a year from the German producer. ‘The players of Real Madrid consider themselves as the Europe’s Champions while those of United haven’t won anything. Nike give offer to the Real Madrid football club so that they will control all them self only.
OKDiario have revealed that American company Nike have made an offer of 120 million euros per season to become the Real Madrid’s new kit manufacturer.
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United have made good use of that money this transfer window, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the club. So far, the move to spend big seems to have worked out with the team looking like title favourites.
The contract signed by Manchester United and Adidas — which sees the German company pay the English club 96 million euros annually — has left Real Madrid behind. Los Blancos receive little more than 40 million euros. That’s provoked Nike, who produce Barcelona’s kits, to move in on the European champions. Real chiefs are reportedly unhappy that they lag behind United in Adidas’ eyes, earning just £33.5m-a-year. And the club are allegedly ready to end an 18-year long relationship by penning a deal with Nike instead.
Madrid’s relationship with Adidas began in 1998, when the club left Kelme to sign with the German brand. It was the same year which Barça signed with Nike, starting a commerical rivalry which still goes on today, almost 20 years later.