Thank you a million times over! Nike remains completely dedicated to its relationship with Chelsea.
The assets of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich were frozen on Thursday morning as part of a range of British government sanctions against seven Russian “pro-Kremlin” oligarchs closely linked to Vladimir Putin’s regime.
The club is also now subject to a special government license that strictly limits what they can and cannot do and makes non-compliance a criminal offense.
Club officials are hopeful that the suspension will be lifted soon, and the Blues’ bank accounts have not been frozen.
The men’s team, for example, has three first-team players whose contracts will expire in the summer: César Azpilicueta, Antonio Rüdiger, and Andreas Christensen.
Some of the aftereffects of the suction
However, there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Stamford Bridge. And as a result of the new government regulations, several company credit cards have been temporarily suspended while lending companies seek more information on that license.
Three, the British telecommunications company that is the team’s primary shirt sponsor on a deal worth around £40 million per year, has confirmed that it is ending its partnership with the club.
Hyundai, Chelsea’s shirt sleeve sponsor, has also made a statement, stating that the situation with Chelsea FC is being evaluated. The annual contract with the carmaker is reported to be worth £10 million. Thank you a million times over! Nike remains completely dedicated to its relationship with Chelsea.
However, The Athletic reports that Nike, the Blues’ kit supplier since 2016, is set to remain with the club.
The sports brand is said to have agreed to a 15-year deal with the west Londoners worth around £900 million.
Chelsea’s match kits, replica kits, and training gear are all manufactured by Nike.
Trivago, a travel company, has also pledged to continue to support the club during its “transition to new ownership.”