Chelsea Football Club have confirmed a kit deal with Nike, marking the end of their current partnership with Adidas when the current 2016/17 season comes to a close.
The deal is believed to be worth £60m a season for the next 15 years, the largest commercial deal for the club and twice as much as what Adidas is currently playing to the London side.
Manchester United is still on top when it comes to pay checks from kit sponsorship in the Premier League, with Adidas paying United approximately £75 million a season for ten years. Real Madrid, also on a 10-year deal with Adidas, rakes in £106 million every season.
Chelsea’s deal however lasts 15 years, locking down a steady stream of £900 million over that period for the Blues.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club. Like Chelsea, Nike is known around the world for its excellence and innovation and we look forward to working together in what is sure to be a successful partnership.”