Arsenal seals £50m mega deal – announcement imminent

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Arsenal are reportedly moving closer to a mega-kit deal with Adidas as rumours surrounding a manufacturer move refuse to die down

Arsenal’s contract with PUMA expires at the end of next season and it has been strongly rumoured that the club will move to Adidas when it does, if not before.

PUMA, for their part, have lined up Manchester City on a £45m-per-year deal as their flagship club as they seemingly get ready for life without Arsenal. That deal is expected to begin at the start of the 19/20 season when their agreement with Nike runs out.

Speaking on Twitter, @DarrenArsenal1, who often gets tidbits of insider information from the club, said,

Darren@DarrenArsenal1

Told that Adidas have made a very big offer to be Arsenal new kit partner close +/- £50m PA. May encompass other merchandise rights as well. Decision on kit rights will be soon

Last summer, it was reported that the rumoured Adidas deal would see Arsenal net around £60m-per-year – double what they currently earn from PUMA who have underwhelmed since they replaced Nike at the start of the 13/14 season.

It was even rumoured that Arsenal could end their deal with PUMA early but as we get ever closer to the launch of the 18/19 kit, that seems unlikely now.

Arsenal currently earn £30m from PUMA. Chelsea’s deal with Nike is said to be worth £60m a year, for 15 years. Manchester United earn £75m a year from Adidas.

Arsenal are behind their rivals commercially and changing kit suppliers would help them bridge the gap.

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