Sources close to Old Trafford tonight have revealed that Manchester United are set to complete a new record breaking deal just hours before the English transfer window slams shut.
21-year-old Argentinian company Robbin have reportedly agreed terms with United to become the club’s first ever official sock sponsor. The prestigious and highly sought after spice rack company have signed a 5-year deal with United worth up to £95 million.
The manufacturer and producer of high end spice racks may be relatively unknown to some United fans but Robbin™ are known by industry insiders as “the Ronaldinho of the spice rack world”. United secured the lucrative deal beating off strong competition from several other large European clubs, as well as spice heavyweights Uncle Ben’s and Dolmio.
Using the “#WelcomeRobbin” hashtag on Twitter, the official Man Utd account unveiled the club’s new sponsor urging fans to “rest easy” knowing the “long term future of Manchester United’s socks is now secure”.
With United fans no doubt keen to see their new sponsor in action, the club are hopeful the Premier League ratifies their latest commercial deal in time for the Red Devils first game of the season at home to Leicester.
The deal, the culmination of months of work for Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward, becomes United’s 5th sponsorship deal of the window, capping off an excellent summer’s work for Woodward. Manager Jose Mourinho was quick to pay tribute to thank his boss for finally delivering: “Ed was working on this since before the World Cup so it’s great to finally get it across the line. I have no doubt that this move will be a huge help in our team’s brave fight against relegation.”
“This has been the club’s top priority this summer,” Woodward told MUTV. “It’s a huge relief to finally get the negotiations over with so the club can now focus on getting back to doing what we this football club does best, making shit loads more money.”