Arsenal are reportedly keen to replace Puma with Adidas as the club’s kit manufacturer in a bid to increase revenue (via The Sun).
The current Puma shirts are some of the most popular in recent seasons. Arsenal’s deal with the manufacturers has been hugely successful but it could be coming to an end.
The Gunners are reportedly keen to drop Puma as the club’s kit manufacturer and switch to German giants Adidas for an increased deal.
Arsenal split ties with Nike in 2014 after over twenty years of sponsorship and moved to Puma in what was, at the time, a massive deal.
The £30 million per season deal was supposed to last five years but it has since been dwarfed by the various contracts Arsenal’s rivals have signed since then.
Chelsea have a £60 million per season deal with Nike, Manchester United have a £75 million deal with Adidas, while FC Barcelona will rake in a reported £140 million per season from Nike next year.
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It is reported that Arsenal could look to end their deal with Puma early in a bid to increase revenue, much like Chelsea did when they switched to Nike.
It’s good news that Arsenal are looking to increase revenue. The £30 million deal with Puma was a sound piece of business at the time but things have changed since then. The Puma kits are hugely popular with many supporters but if there is more money to be made then it’s a no-brainer for the club.