Neymar severs ties with Nike amid Puma rumours

The Brazilian has been with the sporting giant for over 15 years but has made the surprise decision to move

12:21pm on Sunday 30th August 2020
Martin Macdonald

Neymar has taken the decision to sever his relationship with Nike, with rumours that a switch to rivals Puma is imminent.

The Brazilian has been associated with the sportswear giant for the last 15 years and it appeared to be a relationship that would last his entire career.

But Neymar has reportedly pushed back on the economic terms being offered and he has chosen to walk away as of 31 August.

Nike had been keen to reach an agreement earlier in 2020 but because of the coronavirus situation discussions were put on hold which allowed Neymar the opportunity to negotiate with other providers.


Memphis Depay: Player Rating and Performance v Dijon

Eberechi Eze: Not the finished article, but an incredible talent

Luis Suarez is still a top forward - just not for Barcelona

Josh Benedek, Nike spokesperson, said: “I can confirm Neymar is no longer a Nike athlete.”

Puma have rejected requests for more information but speculation is increasing that Neymar has chosen to join the German sportswear firm.

Neymar first signed for Nike when he was 13-year-old prodigy making a name for himself in Brazil.

Latest news

Premier League

Bale could stay at Spurs beyond current loan

The Welshman's agent has indicated that his client could make a permanent move from Real Madrid when his contract expires

  • 30 minutes

Tactical Analysis: How Real Madrid struggled to break down Real Sociedad

Zinedine Zidane's side toiled to create goalscoring chances against the low block of the home side and it doesn't bode well

  • 1 hour
Serie A

Official: Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Atletico

The Spanish striker returns to the Allianz Stadium after spells with Real Madrid, Chelsea, and then Diego Simeone's side

  • 1 hour
Serie A

How Pirlo masterminded his first Serie A win as Juve boss

The World Cup winner took over as Bianconeri head coach during the summer and had a perfect debut in the dugout versus Sampdoria

  • 2 hours
Serie A

Suarez accused of cheating in Italian citizenship test

The Uruguayan is required to pass the exam in order to sign for an Italian club, but interest from Juventus is waning

  • 2 hours
Serie A

Official: Inter sign Vidal from Barca for €1m

The Chilean had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou and has been allowed to leave for a cut-price fee

  • 3 hours

Most read

Other interesting players

  1. image description Neymar Jr. AM (LC)
    PSG 99
  2. image description Son Heungmin AM (L), S (C)
    Tottenham 88
  3. image description Marcus Rashford AM (L), F (C)
    Man Utd 80
  4. image description Darwin Machís AM (L), F (C)
    Granada 80
  5. Dortmund 79
  6. image description Bruno Henrique AM (L), F (C)
    Flamengo 79
  7. image description Christopher Nkunku AM (L), F (C)
    RB Leipzig 79
  8. image description Moussa Diaby AM (L), W (R)
    Leverkusen 77
  9. image description Franck Ribéry AM (L), F (C)
    Fiorentina 77