Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar Neymar has been unveiled as the latest player to switch boot supplier to PUMA.
Neymar joins the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Sergio Agüero and Luis Suárez in wearing PUMA.
The 28-year-old Brazilian has worn Nike boots for pretty much his entire career but in a letter posted via his official social media accounts on Saturday, he explained that he was inspired to switch to PUMA after growing up watching videos of Pelé, Eusebio, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff.
Puma have confirmed the signing of Neymar, who parted ways with Nike just two weeks ago.
The 28-year-old striker decided to end his £78.6million partnership with Nike after 15 years and will now wear Puma’s legendary ‘Puma King football boots’ next season.
Bjorn Gulden, the CEO of PUMA, shared his delighted to have Neymar onboard, saying that ‘Neymar Jr. joining our PUMA Family is fantastic.
He said Neymar is one of the best players in the world and extremely influential for the global football and youth culture. He at stated that the Brand is very excited and look forward to working with Neymar both on and off the pitch.
Puma has had a portfolio of high profile names, including Antoine Griezmann, Pele and Diego Maradona.
The brand has also had partnerships with Manchester City and AC Milan but has lacked a global ambassador after the likes of Usain Bolt retired.
Neymar will now become the face of the brand as they look to capitalise on the forward’s new deal.