It is being reported that England and sportswear manufactures Nike are on the verge of announcing a new lucrative partnership, so we had a look at the 10 biggest international kit deals in football right now.
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The American manufacturer is said to be paying the England FA around €34.5 million per year to be their kit provider for their national team and it runs until 2018.
The fee above is not the biggest in world football though, World champions Germany and sports manufacture Adidas currently own the number 1 spot. Germany’s kit deal is valued at €50 million (R732.1m) per year and it runs until 2022.
In second place, we have France and their sponsor Nike. The Euro 2016 finalists have had a long-standing relationship with the American brand through the years and this deal is sitting at €42.6 million (R624.2m) per year.
Former World Cup winner Spain find themselves in third position in the current times. Their deal with Adidas sees them earning €40 million (R586.1m) per year and this deal will run all the way until 2026.
England’s lucrative deal currently only puts them in fifth place on the list and they are closely followed by South American giants Brazil. The Selecao have been sponsored by Nike for years now and their deal is believed to be around €30.7 million (R449.88m) per year.
In sixth place, we have Italy and Puma, the two signed a new deal in 2015 and it is believed that the Italian FA are receiving around €25 million (R366.3m) per year.
Seventh and eighth we have China and Russia, the Chinese have partnered up with Nike and are getting around €14.5 million (R212.49m) per year, while Russia are with Adidas and they are getting €2 million less a year.
The United States and the Netherlands are tied for ninth place, they are both sponsored by Nike and are getting €8.5 million (R124.5m) per year.