Manchester United will miss out on a whopping £25million sum from Adidas kit sponsors should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champion League, Daily Mail reports. United have a £75m-a-year megamoney contract with the sportswear company-second only in the Premier League to Liverpool’s £80 m agreement with Adidasbut there is a clause that would certainly upset the leadership of the team.
When United fails to qualify for a second straight season for Europe’s elite competition, Adidas will not have to pay £ 25 m of the £ 75 m next season, taking the deal down to just £50m-a little below the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal.
United was in prime position to take third place in the table on Monday night, but Southampton’s last-gasp equalizer instantly dropped them to 5th-a spot that practically guarantees the Europa League for next season.
Everton has the biggest sponsorship deal in the Premier League, having signed an £80m-a-season contract back in January with Adidas.
Until that time, United’s £75m-a-season Adidas contract was the biggest deal in the history of British football.