Manchester United risk losing £25m of their £75m-a-year Adidas sponsorship deal should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Red Devils had their hopes of securing a Champions League spot on Monday hampered by a late equalizer from Southampton’s Micheal Obafemi and this might have them miss out £25m of their sponsorship deal with Adidas.
With respect to contract terms, its believed Man United will have their £75m Adidas sponsorship deal slashed to £50m if they fail to make it into the Champions League spot by the end of the season.
Ole Solskjaer’s men sadly haven’t tested Champions League football for the past two seasons and also face chances of missing out this season too should Leicester and Chelsea hold on tight to their positions.Embed from Getty Images
With Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, only the top 4 teams will now make it into the Champions League as usual.
United were level on points with Leicester but one place behind in fifth owing to goal difference during the time they signed the Adidas contract. Remaining at this position will not just have them miss out £25m but also return to Europa League games.
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Considering Borussia Dortmund‘s decision over Jadon Sancho transfer, missing out £25m might have significant effects on United’s transfer budgets and plans as Solskjaer also consider’s Ben Chilwell another priority along side Sancho.Embed from Getty Images
Dortmund wants nothing less than £108m for the English wonder-kid and Leicester have placed Chilwell on a £60m valuation tag.
Hopes are now hanging on the outcome of the games against Palace on Thursday, visit by the Hammers and then the decisive game against Leicester City in what could be an “all-or-nothing clash on the final day.”
Liverpool are the only English team bagging in larger amounts on sponsorship more than United as the Anfield side have an £80m deal with Adidas.