Nike to end deal with Man U

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm •  Published: July 10, 2014
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Nike will end its sponsorship deal with Manchester United after the 2014-15 season.

The Oregon-based sports apparel and shoe maker confirmed the end of the 13-year equipment supply contract in an email.

"Any partnership with a club or federation has to be mutually beneficial, and the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike's shareholders," the company said. "We look forward to a successful final season with the club."

The club's deal with Nike was worth a minimum 303 million pounds, nearly $519 million at today's exchange rate.

Manchester United recently unveiled its red Nike home jerseys for the coming season, which feature a gold Chevrolet logo — reflecting the American automaker's seven-year jersey sponsorship deal with the team worth $559 million.

The English Premier League side has been negotiating since January with several companies for a new equipment supply contract. Adidas, Warrior and Puma were among the companies interested in taking over as supplier.



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