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Arsenal are in ‘advanced talks’ with Adidas over a deal worth in excess of £40m-a-season, according to an EXCLUSIVE in the Daily Mail that builds on rumours that have been around for a while.
Arsenal have been linked with a move to Adidas for some time now and PUMA, who fought for years to land Arsenal as their flagship client, are set to lose them after one contract and a couple of years.
The reported price that Arsenal will earn has varied depending on who has been doing the reporting.
Last summer the deal would supposedly net Arsenal £60m-a-year. Just under two weeks ago it was worth £50m, and now Sami Mokbel in the Mail claims it’s worth around £40m.
At this rate, by the time Arsenal reach the end of their deal with PUMA in 2019, they will have to pay Adidas.
Arsenal signed a five-year-deal with Puma worth £150m in 2014, which was highly lucrative compared to their Premier League counterparts at the time.
Since then, however, rival clubs have gone on to sign even better kit deals, blowing Arsenal’s out of the water.
Chelsea’s deal with Nike is said to be worth £60m a year for 15 years, while Manchester United earn £75m a year from Adidas. Arsenal have fallen behind their rivals commercially and changing kit suppliers would certainly help them bridge the gap.
It’s been over two decades since Arsenal were last partnered with Adidas but a renewing of acquaintances seems just a matter of time now.
PUMA and Adidas were set up by brothers after the pair fell out during the First World War.
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