Jack Grealish has recently signed a lucrative new 5-year deal worth 10 million pounds per season for his new shoe sponsor Puma according to The Telegraph.
This groundbreaking deal is the most expensive boot deal minimizing Gareth Bale and Harry Kane’s 3 million pounds per season deals. This deal shows that the 5′ 9″ winger is ready to be the new face of Puma after making a shift from Nike.
Grealish wore Nike boots for more than 10 years before making his shift to the German shoemaker.
The 27-year-old was spotted sporting his new boots against Nottingham Forest on February 18th as he grabbed an assist for Bernardo Silva.
Johan Adamsson, the Global Director of Sports Marketing and Sports Licensing at Puma in his official statement has praised the former Aston Villa star for his dedication to personal initiatives which makes him the perfect ambassador for the company.
Jack Grealish is one of the most exciting players in Europe, with his outstanding technical skills and his quick feet, he can be the difference between winning and losing. He turns heads on and off the pitch with his quick feet and personal style, which makes him an outstanding new addition to the PUMA family,”
“We want Jack to be one of the leading faces of the brand in football and culture. Jack’s position opens the opportunities to work across many of our fashion forward initiatives and work together with him on his many personal causes.Johan Adamsson, Global Director of Sporting Marketing and Sports Licensing PUMA
Grealish has also expressed his pleasure in signing the lucrative deal with the German shoemaker. Grealish was quoted by The Sun:
“For me Puma felt like a perfect fit. They have an amazing history in football and have worked with some of the world’s greatest players. I am delighted to join the family and to be a Puma 2 Future athlete. I am at home on the pitch and want to express myself, which is something I like about the brand, they do things differently and have a great outlook on football.”
This is not the first mega-deal that Grealish has signed since making his groundbreaking move to the Etihad.
According to the Athletic, Grealish signed a seven-figure deal with the Fashion brand Gucci last year.
This was an unprecedented move by the Italian brand which usually partners with celebrities from Film and Music industry. Grealish also has a sponsorship deal with the electronic brand Bose.
Grealish has struggled so far in his Manchester City spell with only 7 goals and 7 assists in 66 appearances for the club over the past season.
But these statistics don’t reflect the way Grealish has been playing. He is one of the most often fouled players who also has one of the best pass completion rates and touches in the opposition box according to Opta.
Goals and assists don’t do justice to the kind of player Jack Grealish has been for Manchester City. His unique qualities set him apart as an unconventional player, and it’s likely what has caught the attention of brands such as Puma and Gucci.