Aston Villa have signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Macron that will see the Italian firm replace Nike as the club’s shirt manufacturer. Bologna based Macron, who also supply kits to Napoli, Leeds and West Ham United, among other clubs, will take over from the 2012-2013 season onward for a period of four years.
Villa chose Macron after shortlisting more than 10 brands to replace Nike. Villa’s new 12-13 home kit will go on sale in January 2012, while the away top will be released in July.
Villa’s association with Nike was worth £10m over the last five years, and this deal with Macron represents a significant increase over their last sponsorship deal.