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From Messi To Neymar – Ballers Who Switched Sponsors

With Raheem Sterling being one of the latest footballers to change sponsors, we check out other ballers who switched brands with some of the biggest names in the game. Have a look!

To see the abovementioned players, scroll through the gallery above

What’s the story?

As mentioned, the Manchester City star recently penned a new boot deal with American Sportswear giant, New Balance, after his spell with Nike.

Reports in the media suggest that the former Liverpool youngster turned down a couple of lucrative sponsorships, with the likes of PUMA and adidas said to be interested in the English man.

Fellow Englishman Bukayo Saka also joined New Balance earlier this year, with the Arsenal star making the switch from adidas in a multi-year deal.

 

Swoosh To Three Stripes

Many fans will have forgotten that in 2004, Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut while wearing a pair of Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III boots. It’s been reported that at the time, Nike was not prepared to offer Messi a lifetime contract as a 17-year-old, and he subsequently joined adidas.

The Argentine is one of, if not the biggest sportsman currently donning adidas wear and has over the years been seen wearing different variants of the F50 boot.

 

PUMA’s Poster Boy

Neymar’s switch from Nike to PUMA was one of the most talked-about deals last year. The mega-money move now sees the Paris Saint-Germain star as the poster boy for all things related to PUMA football and even has a signature clothing range with the brand.

To see the abovementioned players, scroll through the gallery above

Have your say…

Who do you think has the best boot deal at the moment?

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