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Sunday 17 December 2017

How Red Devils' deal compares with other clubs

FOLLOWING Manchester United's whopping £750m deal with German sportswear giants adidas, The Herald looks at some of the other major kit deals in sport.

Real Madrid: Real's agreement with adidas, which runs until 2020, was widely reported to be the most lucrative in world football before United announced their deal with the same firm.

Barcelona: Barcelona announced in 2007 that their deal with Nike, initially signed in 2006, was being extended until the end of the 2017-18 season. The original contract was worth a minimum of 30million euros a year.

Arsenal: This is the first season of Arsenal's deal with Puma, which was announced in January as the biggest contract in both parties' history.

Chelsea: Chelsea and adidas signed a 10-year deal last June worth almost £300million.

Man City: City switched from local firm Umbro to Nike last season in a six-year deal announced in May 2012.

Liverpool: In January 2012, Liverpool announced a six-year agreement with American firm Warrior. The deal is reportedly worth £25million a year to the Reds. Warrior general manager Richard Wright said at the time: ''We are here to shake up the world of football."

Bayern Munich: Bayern Munich and adidas extended their collaboration beyond the 50-year mark with a new deal in 2011 that runs until 2020. Adidas also owns a stake in the club.

England: The Football Association ended a 60-year association with Umbro by switching to Nike.

A five-year deal to run from 2013 to 2018 was announced in September 2012. The figure was not made public but the FA described it as "a substantial investment".

NFL: Nike replaced Reebok as the official supplier of kit to the National Football League in 2012 in a five-year deal that is the most lucrative in US sport.

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