Who Will Make Borussia Dortmund's Kits From 2022?

Since Borussia Dortmund switched kit suppliers from Kappa to Puma in 2012, the German club has gained much popularity thanks to its sporting successes (BVB has increased its turnover by 150 percent since 2012). Now German sports newspaper Kicker reports that BVB is fighting for more money in their ongoing talks with supplier Puma.

Borussia Dortmund switched from Kappa to Puma in 2012. The current contract with Puma runs until June 30, 2022. Puma holds 5 percent of the shares of the Borussia Dortmund GmbH. In addition, Puma boss Björn Gulden sits on the Dortmund supervisory board.

Borussia Dortmund In Talks With Puma About New Kit Deal

Borussia Dortmund are now considered underpaid in its supplier contract. Initially, Puma paid six million Euro a year, but by now the sum is said to have climbed to around ten million euros. Last year, Puma drew on the option in the contract originally dated until 2020 and thus extended the agreement until 2022.

According to Kicker, "each further year to the current conditions is a lost year for the BVB". The newspaper also says that the club, like everybody else in the world of football, will have noted Puma agreed with Manchester City (and the other clubs of the ManCity Football Group) a ten-year partnership worth £650 million (750 million Euro) for 10 years until 2029.

A new Borussia Dortmund kit deal is expected to at least double the previous earnings, possibly even more. It is expected that Dortmund's new equipment contract could be worth between 20 and 30 million Euro annually.

We think that other brands such as Nike could try to sign a contract with BVB, even though it seems most likely that Puma will continue as BVB kit maker beyond 2022.

Which brand would you like to make BVB's kits from 2022? Let us know in the comments below.