The Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle United are about to announce new sponsors for next season.
Apparently Newcastle have agreed a deal with a Chinese company who will have their name on the club’s new kit next season.
Lee Charnley – led successful trip to China
There were rumors the club were doing a deal with Chinese sponsors in late March, but maybe both parties were waiting until we were sure we would be playing the Premier League next season.
The Chinese company is said to an online betting company in China and the deal will be announced by Newcastle early next week.
They will replace the very unpopular Wonga sponsors who fans objected to from the get go.
The new kit will also celebrate Newcastle’s 125 year anniversary after Newcastle West End and Newcastle East End came together in 1892 as Newcastle United.
Lee Charnley led a Newcastle delegation to China at the end of March as reported in the Chronicle and it seems that trip was extremely successful and the deal is now fully agreed.
It will be interesting to see how much the deal was struck for and for how long, because we need to increase those commercial revenues at the club and they have been poor for far too long.
We are miles behind clubs like the two Manchester clubs, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in our commercial revenues.
So the shirt sponsor and the new home strips will be unveiled next week – great!
Wonder we haven’t seen too many leaks of the new shirt yet – maybe over the weekend?
What do you think?