Manchester City will NOT face reductions on their £65m-a-season kit deal with Puma even if their Champions League ban is upheld
- Manchester City will not face reductions in their commercial deals despite ban
- Pep Guardiola’s side have been handed a two-year Champions League ban
- They currently earn £65million a season from Puma for their current kit deal
- But they will not face reductions for not being apart of Europe’s elite tournament
Manchester City are protected commercially if UEFA’s two-year Champions League ban is upheld, with no reduction clauses built into sponsorship deals.
Sportsmail understands that there are not the same stipulations as Manchester United as their rivals work based on qualification to Europe’s premier competition.
United face losses of more than £20million from their £75m-a-year agreement with Adidas should they fail to qualify for the Champions League over two consecutive seasons.
Manchester City’s kits are sponsored by Puma who pay the club £65million a season to do so
Pep Guardiola’s side are facing a two-year ban from the Champions League from next season
City list 49 global and regional partners on their website and contracts remain the same regardless of inclusion in the Champions League.
That includes the club’s largest-ever commercial contract with kit supplier Puma. The German manufacturer pay up to £65m a season to deliver kits across the City Football Group.
There are nominal increments decided upon successes, including lifting silverware.
The news will serve as a boost for City given commercial revenue made up more than half of their record turnover of £535.2m posted last November.
That figure, £228.8m, dipped by 1.5 per cent on the previous year, something City traced as the Etihad Stadium hosting fewer concerts. The new contract with Puma, dwarfing that of previous manufacturers Nike, will see finances rise again.