According to Chelsea official website, it is confirmed that the club has agreed a four year deal with Hyundai to become their new official global automotive partner.
The deal will see Hyundai’s logo appearing on the sleeves of their match shirt from the 2018/19 season in all domestic matches that feature the men’s, women’s and academy teams.
The new sleeve sponsor will be seen for the first time on 23 July, as the club heads to Australia to play a friendly fixture against Perth Glory ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, it’s the biggest deal of its kind in the Premier League, after beating that of Arsenal’s £30m deal with Visit Rwanda, earning the Blues £40m over four years.
The official announcement on social media saw Chelsea fans given the chance to pose alongside Olivier Giroud, David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko in an amusing video. It’s good news for the Blues’ commercial interests, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about the direction the club are going in.
News reaching sportdeckz has it that the Owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich has been denied a UK Visa and recently halted plans to expand Stamford Bridge. After Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three seasons, Abramovich who has lost a lot of money has been rumoured to be considering selling the club.
Despite the setback, their deal with the automobile giant, Hyundai will see more money coming into the club, making up for some of the Champions League shortfall, but it will be very important and necessaryfor Chelsea to finish in the top-four next season.