World’s most expensive Brazilian player, Neymar Jr. has signed a deal with Puma, two weeks after he left his long-time sponsor Nike.
“Welcome to the fam @neymarjr #KingIsBack” Puma tweeted alongside a photo of striker Neymar Jr., kitted out in the sportswear giant’s clothes.
— PUMA (@PUMA) September 12, 2020
The footballer has confirmed his new role as Puma’s poster boy in an open letter posted on social media.
“I grew up watching videos of great football legends such as Pele, Cruyff, Eusebio and Maradona….who each played in Puma.
“For these reasons, from today onward, I have the honour to unite with the brand that helped the biggest legends of football become what they are,” he wrote.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 12, 2020
However, neither Neymar nor Puma gave details of the length of the contract or how much it was worth.
According to the details, Neymar had appeared to drop hints that a deal was close.
He recently followed Puma, PumaFootball and eight other accounts associated with the brand on Instagram.
The 28 year-old also posted a picture of himself Thursday with what appeared to be a statue of a puma in the background.
Neymar’s last arrangement with Nike was reportedly an 11-year contract worth a total $105 million.
According to the estimate of his earnings by Forbez Magazine, the footballer earned $95.5 million this year, including endorsement deals.
Moreover, he is known as the world’s seventh highest-paid celebrity.
Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world-record €222 million fee and has won three Ligue 1 titles in Paris.
Furthermore, he also helped the French club reach the Champions League final in August, where they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich.
During his time at Barca he won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and two La Liga titles.