Joining an already star-studded wave comprising of Marco Reus, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has switched his alliance to PUMA, signing a long-term deal with the German manufacturers. And the 32-year-old, who previously wore the Adidas ACE 16.1, will don the PUMA ‘Stun Pack’ Future Netfit from the next round of fixtures.
It took time but PUMA are now climbing up the ladder and the fact that City have already signed an agreement with the Germans as their kit dealers from the 2019-20 season are the perfect specimen of it. According to the sources, this deal will be the biggest one in terms of kit sponsorship in club’s history and will see them earning a whopping £50 million per season.
And as far as the Premier League is concerned, the club will only be third; after rivals Manchester United (Adidas) and Chelsea (Nike). The deal will also cover City’s entire footballing group except for New York City FC, as the MLS is in contract with Adidas.
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) December 14, 2018
As of now, City are tied with Nike which reportedly earns them £20m-a-season, compared to £30m-a-season Tottenham earns through the same manufacturers.
Just in, City manager Pep Guardiola was spotted wearing PUMA outfit during his side’s Champions League fixture against Hoffenheim.
PUMA have acquired some biggest names in their roster and as far as City are concerned, apart from Sergio Aguero, their latest recruit remains David Silva. It was in October this year that Kompany was spotted wearing PUMA boots in training but nothing was made official.
PUMA, furthermore, have no plans of stopping, to say the least. The latest in the trend are Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Bayern Munich midfielder Serge Gnabry, who – as per Soccer Bible – were spotted wearing the next-gen PUMA boots in training.
Meanwhile, the only other British player Puma has is Adam Lallana, while their roster comprises of Marco Reus, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Mario Balotelli, Olivier Giroud, Marc Bartra, Hector Bellerin and Gianluigi Buffon to name a few.