Jack Grealish, Manchester City and England football star is the latest soccer player to join German sportswear giant Puma as a brand ambassador. The move comes after Grealish decided to leave the rival brand Nike.
What does the deal entails?
- Puma to supply Grealish’s boots and other apparel
- The 27-year-old will front traditional marketing and social campaigns for the brand
- Manchester City also have a UK£65 million (US$78.21 million) a year technical partnership with Puma
- Grealish is represented by International Creative Management (ICM) Partners
According to The Telegraph, Grealish’s Puma contract eclipses the previous highs for a British player. England captain Harry Kane and now-retired Wales star Gareth Bale both earn around UK£4 million (US$4.81 million) annually from their sportswear deals.
For Grealish, the Puma deal adds to an endorsement portfolio that includes Gucci, Bose and Airwayz.