Report: Puma Could Offer Up to 300 Million Euro/Year For Barcelona Kit Deal
Update: Barcelona-based newspaper Sport has an incredible update on the potential Barcelona Puma deal. Puma can offer FC Barcelona a contract of up to 200 million Euro fixed per season, plus bonuses which can go up to 100 million Euro. The negotiations between Barça and Puma are "advanced." However, Puma won't go into any war against Nike for the deal - Barça and Nike must end their partnership before Puma will agree on anything.
Puma Offer: Puma is reportedly offering FC Barcelona a contract of up to 200 million Euros fixed per season, with additional bonuses that can reach up to 100 million Euros.
Negotiation Progress: The negotiations between FC Barcelona and Puma are described as "advanced."
Nike Partnership: Puma has a condition that FC Barcelona must end its partnership with Nike before finalizing any deal with Puma.
Exit Clause: The Nike Barcelona contract would include an exit clause, allowing the Spanish club to terminate the contract free of charge after two seasons from the announcement of the decision. This would mean that they could start with another brand from 2026 for free.
Compensation: If Barcelona cancels the Nike deal earlier than the specified period, they may be required to pay Nike compensation.
Manchester City and Puma: There is mention of an upgrade in the deal between Manchester City and Puma, with Manchester City now allegedly receiving 167 million Euros per year.
Potential Error: Footy Headlines is skeptical about the credibility of the reported Puma offer to FC Barcelona, suggesting a possible error in the information.
Best-Paid Club: If Sport's reported upgrade in Manchester City's deal is accurate, it would make them the best-paid clubs in the world.
11 January 2024: Puma Prepares "Historic" Offer for Barcelona Kit Deal
Barcelona is reportedly in talks with Puma to become their new kit supplier. According to a report by Barça news channel Más Que Pelotas shared by local newspaper Sport, the German brand is preparing a historic offer to replace Nike, which has been dressing Barça's shirts since 1998. The new deal could take effect from the 2025-26 season onwards.
Puma to Replace Nike as Barça's Kit Supplier?
Puma's bid is said to be significantly higher than the figure agreed upon between Nike and the club until 2028. The North American brand is reportedly worried about the German competitor's firm commitment, although they remain calm due to clauses that would prevent Barça from breaking their link easily.
According to Sport, the current agreement between Barcelona and Nike sees the latter paying the former a minimum of €105 million per season. However, only €66 million corresponds to direct sponsorship income, while the rest is likely related to how many products are being sold.
According to the YouTube channel Mas Que Pelotas, which frequently covers FC Barcelona, Puma could offer the club a contract that is "much higher" than the one it has with Manchester City. In 2019, Puma agreed to pay Manchester City £650 million over 10 years (£65 per year).
Barça's management is convinced that the club deserves much more from the contract with Nike, and they are reportedly working to seek an early exit from the agreement that binds both entities until 2028.
Puma x FC Barcelona - Key Facts
- Puma is preparing a historic offer to replace Nike as Barça's kit supplier.
- The new deal could take effect from the 2025-26 season onwards.
- Puma's bid is said to be significantly higher than the figure agreed upon between Nike and the club until 2028.
- The current agreement between Barcelona and Nike sees the latter paying the former a minimum of €105 million per season.
- The Puma offer would be significantly higher than what Manchester City gets
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