Liverpool FC part owner Lebron James took to Instagram to welcome the English Premier League side to Nike after it penned a record new kit deal with the iconic brand.
The Reds officially announced the new deal, which will begin in June, on Tuesday, bringing to an end its five year partnership with New Balance.
According to The Independent, the deal will eclipse the club’s current annual $59 million contract with New Balance, and will also likely better Manchester United’s yearly $98 million deal with Nike, making in the most lucrative in Premier League history.
James, who owns a 2% share in the club, and is a Nike sponsored athlete himself, shared his delight at the agreement on social media.
“YNWA,” the Los Angeles Lakers star said, alongside a heart emoji and picture of the club’s badge. “YNWA” stands for “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Liverpool’s club motto.
A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jan 7, 2020 at 8:33am PST
Liverpool had to go through the High Court to push its deal with Nike through, says CNN, after a dispute with New Balance back in October.
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