Real Madrid and adidas are close to sealing the biggest equipment deal in football.
The German sportswear giant have reportedly agreed to a €140million-per-year (£106m) renewal of their Real Madrid contract that eclipses Manchester United’s current record agreement by some 40%.
United last year signed a £750million ten-year contract with adidas that saw them take over the deal from archrivals Nike.
But Real Madrid are not understood to have entertained conversations with any other parties due to a clause in their adidas contract that assured the Herzogenaurach-based brand first refusal.
The two parties thrashed out a ten-year renewal and, if Marca’s €140m figure is correct, then this agreement is as big as Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona’s kit deals combined.
Bayern Munich last year penned an €80m contract with adidas.
The top ten
- Real Madrid – adidas €140m (£106m, 10 years)
- Manchester United – adidas €98m (£75m, 11 years)
- Bayern Munich – adidas €80m (£60m, 15 years)
- Chelsea – adidas €39m (£30m, 10 years)
- Arsenal – Puma €39m (£30m, 5 years)
- Liverpool – Warrior €32m (£24m, 6 years)
- Barcelona – Nike €32m (£24m, 10 years)
- Juventus – adidas €26m (£20m, 8 years)
- Milan – adidas €23m (£18m, 10 years)
- Paris Saint-Germain – Nike €23m (£18m, 11 years)