Aston Villa should confirm a new partnership with Castore during the next fans’ consultation meeting, according to Ashley Preece.
The Lowdown: Castore rumours
Villa’s kits are currently designed by Kappa, however, their deal with the Italian sportswear brand is set to expire next year.
Rumours have recently emerged regarding Villa joining Newcastle and Wolves with a partnership with Castore.
Another of their high-profile clients are Rangers, the club Steven Gerrard recently left to take over at Villa Park, and Gerrard may well be seen in Castore attire once again next season.
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The Latest: Preece’s claim
Preece ran a Q&A on Birmingham Live on Tuesday, where he was quizzed on a range of Villa-related topics.
One of those were on the Castore rumours, with Preece believing it should be confirmed in the next fans’ consultation meeting, with Castore offering huge sums.
“Hi Jamie! Yeah, seen that Castore development from over the weekend. It should be confirmed in the next fans’ consultation meeting but we’ll see. Adidas seemed the most-likely one, like you say, but Castore offering huge sums. All about the £££.”
The Verdict: Preece spot on…
Preece’s final line of his reply regarding money is what it may boil down to, so should Castore be the most lucrative offer on the table, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Villa form a partnership beginning next season.
Newcastle reportedly pocket £5m each season with the British manufacturer, and if Villa can strike a similar agreement, that money could be put towards paying big-money summer signing Leon Bailey for a whole year with change left over.
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