Six biggest football kit deals, with Manchester United now way out in front

Manchester United’s new kit deal leaves their closest contenders trailing in their wake.

Manchester United have broken all existing record relating to kit deals today, after they announced a £750m deal, over the next ten years, with German sportswear giants Adidas.

The £75m a year deal comes despite United’s frustrating 2013/14 season, that saw the club miss out on European football for the first time in a generation, showing that the club remain a huge brand despite the on-field struggles.

The agreement dwarfs any previous football kit deal, with United earning more than twice as much as the previous highest arrangement was worth. We have had a look at the six biggest in the world currently, with United unsurprisingly taking top spot.

Manchester United and Adidas

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Manchester United’s £75m a year deal with Adidas has become by far the biggest deal to be signed in football history, with the Red Devils now enjoying a significant advantage in terms of the income generated by sportswear when compared to their rivals.

The deal dwarfs the £23.5m a year that United were previously earning from Nike under the terms of the previous link-up, and the huge sum is only £40m less than the Glazer family paid to acquire the club in 2005.

The two parties have agreed to a ten-year contract, meaning that United will eventually have earned £750m from the deal by the time it expires in 2024.

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