Celtic ‘on verge of agreeing’ record-breaking kit deal with adidas

Adidas are frontrunners to become Celtic’s kit supplier from the start of next season.

New Balance’s deal expires this summer following their five-year deal with the club worth a Scottish football record £25m.

Prior to that, Nike were Celtic’s long-term partner, and now it appears adidas will be their new suppliers.

According to The Sun , the expected contract with the German manufacturers would shatter the New Balance agreement from 2015.

Several leading brands are said to have been vying to replace New Balance at Celtic Park.

But the Glasgow outfit and reigning champions look set to be playing in adidas jerseys come August.

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Celtic have a huge pull in terms of their fanbase with Neil Lennon’s team on course to be crowned Scottish Premiership winners once again.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, whose kit suppliers have been Hummel since 2018, are now 12 points adrift in the title race.

Rangers’ kits were in fact supplied by adidas between 1992 and 1997 before they turned to Nike.

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Celtic, meanwhile, have never partnered with adidas before, having stuck with Umbro from the 1960s right the way up to 2005.

Nike were the suppliers for the following 10 years before Celtic struck the record-breaking New Balance deal.

The impending contract with adidas is supposedly set to be for the long term.

And if concluded, the report suggests it would be the biggest kit contract in Scottish football history.

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Top-level discussions between the club and their proposed new manufacturers have been held,

And it would see Celtic join the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich in partnering with adidas.

On the pitch, up next for Lennon and his team is a Scottish Premiership game away to Livingston tonight (7.45pm) followed by a visit from St Mirren on Saturday (3pm).

After that, Sunday, March 15 (12pm) sees Celtic take on Rangers at Ibrox in the Old Firm.

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