According to Sportcal.com, Mike Ashley has agreed a deal with Glasgow Rangers’ kit manufacturer Castore, something that is sure to send shivers down the spines of fans at Ibrox.
Ashley agreement with Castore
The Gers signed their £25m deal with the Liverpool-based company earlier this year, with Castore replacing Hummel.
The Ibrox outfit were Castore’s first venture into the production of football kits, and now it seems they are ready to move into the Premier League as well. They will replace Puma at Newcastle, the report claims.
This is a controversial deal that will no doubt anger Rangers fans. Ashley is a man with whom they have had plenty of problems in the past – the tycoon used to be a shareholder in the 54-time Scottish champions, and the club have been involved in several court cases with him following complications with a Sports Direct merchandising contract.
Castore themselves are also not incredibly popular north of the border. Some fans have had their shirts arrive late, whilst others found that their purchases were damaged when they eventually did receive them. This forced Castore to apologise to the supporters, but the fans have expressed their frustration over the past few months.
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There have even been rumours that Ashley is in some way involved with Castore. This latest update is only going to fuel that fire.
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