Brazilian football superstar Neymar will sign a contract with German equipment supplier Puma, two weeks after parting ways with Nike, Brazilian media reported on Friday.
Neymar struck a deal with German equipment supplier Puma, two weeks after his collaboration with Nike, with whom he had been linked since he was 13, ended. The Brazilian confirmed the contract with Puma on Saturday on his social networks.
Neymar will play with shoes from the brand ‘King’ and thus walk in the footsteps of Pelé, Cruyff, Eusebio and Maradona. “I want to revive the legacy these players left on the pitch”, says Neymar. “They all played in Puma and each in turn created magic with the ‘King’. And now, at the start of the new season, I want the ‘King’ to reign on the pitch again and inspire the generations. like they did before me. “
Puma has in its portfolio the Italian selection, Antoine Griezmann, Manchester City and AC Milan after counting Pelé and Diego Maradona. But since Usain Bolt’s retirement from sport, Puma no longer has in its list of ambassadors personalities with the planetary aura of Neymar.
The Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo assures that the last contract signed by Neymar with Nike lasted eleven years to expire in 2022, for a total of 105 million dollars (88 million euros). Forbes magazine, which ranks him as the seventh highest-paid celebrities in the world, estimates his income for this year at $ 95.5 million, including sponsorship deals.