Morning, all. We start today's posts in England.
Beaten Champs League finalists may have lost on the pitch, but Manchester United has finally confirmed a money-spinning shirt deal.
Aon Corp. have signed a four year deal which will start for the 2010/2011 season, when AIG’s deal expires.
“We are delighted to be entering such an important relationship with a company of the stature of Aon and to have its logo adorn our shirts from the start of the 2010/11 season,” said David Gill. “We look forward to being closely aligned with the world leader in risk management, a firm which shares our values and is an exciting partner for Manchester United. Today’s announcement clearly strengthens our position as one of the biggest clubs in world football.”
The sponsorship deal is worth more than any football shirt sponsorship in the World.
Manchester United - £20m-a-year
Bayern Munich - £17m-a-year, four-year deal with telecommunications company T-Home.
Real Madrid - £15m-a-year, four-year deal with Austrian gambling company Bwin.com.
Juventus - £15m-a-year, five-year deal with Libya-based oil company Tamoil.
Chelsea - £10m-a-year, five-year deal with Korean electronics giant Samsung.
Liverpool - £8m-a-year, four-year deal with Carlsberg.
Manchester City - £8m-a-year, three-year deal with Etihad Airways.
Once again, they are the leaders.