Puma has announced that it has agreed a five-year deal with Olympique Marseille starting from the 2018/19 season. They will takeover from fellow German manufacturer Adidas who have been the club’s official kit supplier for more than 20 years (excluding 1995/96 when they were sponsored by Mizuno).
The announcement by Puma confirms the rumours that have been circling the web in the past days. Whilst no financial information was revealed, it is rumoured that Marseille will be getting around €15 million per season, which would mean an additional €5 million from the minimum €10 million that was guaranteed under the adidas deal.
Club President, Jacques-Henri Eyraud described the deal as the biggest commercial deal in the club’s history. “This is a tremendous testimony of confidence for our OM Champion project . It is the biggest commercial contract in the history of the club.”
Ah ouais Puma ils sont agressifs quand même pic.twitter.com/AOCJq8oPJy
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Puma, who have taken to teasing the new partnership by introducing posters around Marseille in the past days, are delighted to welcome OM to their portfolio. “Olympique de Marseille is one of the most renowned clubs in the world, and is counting on the support of enthusiastic and passionate supporters. The new owners have great ambitions and plans for the future. We are convinced that this is a wise choice for Puma,” said Puma in its official statement.
👀Pendant ce temps à Marseille…
Puma x Olympique de Marseille pic.twitter.com/JSumJCze0A
— Footpack (@Footpack) 24 March 2017