Neymar has confirmed a brand new cope with Puma after ending his 15-year affiliation with Nike two weeks in the past.
The Paris Saint-Germain ahead determined to finish his £78.6million contract with the American sportswear giants and can now put on the legendary ‘Puma King’ boots.
In addition to carrying the boots on the pitch, the 28-year-old will work as a model ambassador off the pitch and can promote various life-style, coaching and sports-inspired footwear merchandise.
The Brazil No.10 introduced the partnership with a publish on social media, writing: ‘The KING is Again’.
Neymar admitted he was impressed by legends comparable to Diego Maradona and Eusebio, who made the boot well-known again within the day.
“I grew up watching movies of nice soccer legends comparable to Pele, Cruyff, Matthaus, Eusebio and Maradona,” he stated.
“These had been the KING’s of the pitch, the KING’s of my sport. I want to deliver again the legacy that these athletes created on the pitch. They every performed in PUMA, and every of them created their magic in The KING.
“Each time I lace my boots, my KING boots, I’ll do something to realize all of my goals to honour my identify and that of all these nice ones who wore the KING earlier than me. This can be my PUMA historical past. The KING is again!”
Neymar was with Nike for the reason that age of 13 – lengthy earlier than he grew to become an expert footballer with Santos.
His contract with the agency ran till 2022, who’ve misplaced considered one of their largest industrial property to the advantage of a direct rival.
Bjorn Gulden, the CEO of PUMA, shared his delighted to have Neymar onboard, saying: “Neymar Jr. becoming a member of our PUMA Household is incredible.
“He is likely one of the finest gamers on the planet and intensely influential for the worldwide soccer and youth tradition. We’re very excited and sit up for working with him each on and off the pitch”