Barca agree reported record Nike deal


BARCELONA: Barcelona agreed a “long-term” contract extension with American sportswear giants Nike on Saturday, which will reportedly see the Catalan club surpass Manchester United with the most lucrative kit-sponsorship deal in the world.

Barca said the details of the deal will be revealed and ratified at the club’s next general assembly. Catalan sports dailies Sport and Mundo Deportivo reported, however, that the world champions could make up to a staggering 155 million euros ($174 million) a season.

That would dwarf the current #75 million ($109) a season, 10-year deal Manchester United agreed with Adidas last year.