Inter Milan To Leave Nike For Adidas?

Sunday, 29 March 2020
Inter Milan could leave Nike for Adidas, a report from Italy suggest.

Nike has been Internazionale's kit maker for more than 20 years, since 1998. Their current 10-year deal with Internazionale is valid until June 2024, worth around 10 million Euro pre season.

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According to website FCInterNews.It, Inter Milan are due to hold talks with Nike over a possible renewal. Nike currently pays Inter €10m a season, much less than other big teams, and also much less than Juventus, who are getting €51m Euro from Adidas a season.

FCInterNews says that Adidas could be interested in sponsoring Inter. Currently, they are only sponsoring one team in Italy, Juventus, after AC Milan signed with Puma.

Beppe Marotta, currently general director with Inter, played a key role Juventus' first deal with Adidas when he was director of sport at the club a few years ago.

On October 29 2020, Inter announced that they have taken back their retail and licensing rights from technical partner Nike.

Since 1 November 2019, the new operations model between the Serie A outfit and Nike allows Inter to take full control of their product sales network.

“What we can officially announce today is that from Nike we bought back the rights of retail and licensing,” said Alessandro Antonello, Inter’s chief executive. “Through the repurchase of these rights we will be able to generate new important revenues, which will go directly to the club. Then new frontiers are opened to face new markets.”

Stay tuned for more about the possible end of Inter's 20-year-plus association with Nike.

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