Exclusive: River Plate to Sign Puma Kit Deal, "95% Sure" Says Source

It's been rumored for a while now and it's looking increasingly likely that River Plate will leave Adidas to sign with the brand's biggest rival, Puma, instead.

Having joined the club in 1982, the Adidas x River Plate kit would celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, making it one of the longest-running in the business.

According to reports, River were not happy with the fact that Adidas signed Boca Juniors and also the reported figures of both deals.

It will not be easy for River Plate to leave Adidas: Although the deal ends at the end of the year, the club are only allowed to receive formal offers from July 1st and Adidas have reserved the right to match any offer - this means that if River Plate agree a deal with another brand, Adidas can match the offer and continue sponsoring the club.

River Plate shirt collector @millonariocamisetas shared a source on his page earlier this month, claiming that the club leaving Adidas was "99% done".

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Over the past few days we've heard from a football shirt insider stating that they are 95% certain that Puma and River Plate will team up from 2022.

Considering that Adidas have the "matching right", it seems likely that we will have to wait a while for official confirmation, but it's now looking much more likely that River Plate will continue without Adidas from next year, and very likely that it will be with Puma instead.

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