Manchester City and England player Jack Grealish has become one of the new faces of Puma after agreeing a new long-term boot deal with the sporting brand.
According to The Telegraph, the agreement could also be a “record-beaking boot deal for a British player”, eclipsing the likes of Harry Kane and Gareth Bale’s boot partnerships.
“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,” said Grealish.
“I am delighted to join the family and to be a Puma FUTURE athlete.”
Grealish now joins Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann as football players making the switch over from Nike to Puma in the last several years. The relationship between Grealish and Puma is already apparent, as the sportswear brand is the official kit manufacturer of his club side Manchester City.
He continued: “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.
“Puma are more than just a sports brand; they play a huge role in culture. My focus is always football, but I love fashion and style, so there are many exciting projects we plan to work on together on the pitch and beyond it.”
Puma joins a growing portfolio of global brands Grealish is sponsored by, as the 27-year-old already has a lucrative endorsement deal with Gucci, as well as Bose Headphones and Airwayz.
“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,” noted Johan Adamsson, Global Director of Sports Marketing and Sports Licensing at PUMA.
“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.”