The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are more interested in the kits than they are the money…
It was huge news in the Football Transfer Tavern when Chelsea agreed to cut ties with Adidas at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The sportswear brand had been Chelsea’s kit manufacturers for years, and they had only renewed the deal a few years earlier.
However, both parties saw fit to end the relationship early – and since then the Football Transfer Tavern have been speculating over who might take over the reigns.
Today that was revealed, with the Blues confirming on their official website that the club had agreed a long-term deal with Nike, who will begin making Chelsea’s kits as of next season.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “We believe Nike will be able to support our growth into new markets as well as helping us maintain our place among the world’s elite football clubs”.
Nike president Trevor Edwards said: “We are excited to help grow the club’s global reach, serving players and supporters with Nike innovation and design”.
It looks like a good deal all round, then!
But wait, it gets better…
According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, the deal will be worth around £60m a season – and will last for a whopping 15 years! That is also double the number that Adidas are paying Chelsea per year double.
Perhaps even more interesting, he adds that the Blues paid £40 million to get out of their last deal! £40 million!
See that Tweet below…
Chelsea sign 15-year deal with Nike worth £60m a season. Chelsea paid £40m termination fee to get out of £30m a year Adidas deal
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) October 13, 2016
Our landlord thinks that it’s a whole lot of money to be throwing around just for a bit of kit…
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