Newcastle United reported to have signed with Castore to end 11 years with PUMA
Friday brings news that Newcastle United have allegedly signed up with Castore.
Sportscal reporting that a deal has been agreed for the emerging kit manufacturer to take over at St James Park as from the start of the 2021/22 season.
If the report is on the money, it would end NUFC’s 11 year relationship with PUMA.
Castore became the new Rangers kit supplier as from this season and after their experiences with Mike Ashley, there were many worries from Rangers fans that Ashley was secretly in control of Castore.
However, the company have repeatedly insisted that the Newcastle United owner has no connection with them.
These reports of Newcastle United allegedly now being Castore’s first signed up English club, have predictably sent the conspiracy theorists into overdrive north of the border.
After all, what are the odds that it would be the only club owned by Mike Ashley to be signed up…?
SportCal claim that Newcastle have signed a long-term deal to produce the NUFC kits, in a deal reported to be worth around £5m a year.
Rangers fans commenting via their Follow Follow message board:
‘Over 100 clubs in Scotland and England and Castore happen to be supplying the 2 clubs that Ashley has links to
Sports Direct also selling Rangers gear before our official site (see the recent orange training strips for example)
And folk really don’t think Ashley is involved in someway? Lol.’
‘Of all the clubs it had to be Newcastle didn’t it. Alarm bells ringing. Don’t care what anyone says, that’s suspicious.’
‘As long as they keep paying us £3m up front every year and a cut of each strip sale then I don’t care.’
‘We are making plenty from the deal so who cares if they do end up in bed with Ashley. He is gone from our club.
‘Sports Direct are selling the new retro top, along with the regular kit and training wear. I’d say there’s more than a fleeting connection there and we’ve been fobbed off with clever wording from the board and castore. I’m not raging about it just pointing it out, business is business and most of it beyond me.’
‘To be honest, provided we get the dosh from Castore I’m not going to be getting any pitchforks out.
The Fat C.nt doesn’t have a stake in Castore and never will have so long as they are Rangers kit suppliers – because it would be suicide for them if he did. Too toxic for too many. If they’ve done a deal with NUFC then that’s down to them. Its been no secret they wanted into the EPL market and they’ve recently been after the Roma contract as well.
Football replica kits is obviously a market they see as thriving.’
‘We are naturally suspicious I think, and right to be so after all we’ve been through.’
‘If you are Castore and Cashley offers you a fortune, you would be mad to say ‘No’.
Business is business and we saw that with Hummel/Elite.
If the Scouse brothers think they can make millions and MA picks up the legal bills, I am sure they will have no issues on screwing us over.’
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