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Leeds agree ‘lucrative’ deal with adidas to replace Kappa as club’s kit supplier starting next season


Leeds United have agreed a ‘lucrative’ deal with adidas to produce their kits from next season, according to reports.

The Whites are one of the most sought after clubs for manufacturers given the pulling power of the fans, with shirt sales among the best in the country.

Kappa are the current kit suppliers for Leeds
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According to the Daily Mail, adidas have swooped in and will officially make all Leeds kits from this summer onwards.

The report claims a deal is done, regardless of whether or not Leeds are still in the Championship in 2020/21.

However, the deal will be far more profitable for the Yorkshire side if they make a Premier League return at the end of this season.

Italian sportswear company Kappa signed their kit deal with Leeds ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, but this expires in around six months’ time.

Macron, Admiral and Asics have kitted out the club in recent years, with the money-spinning agreement with adidas a clear sign of Leeds’ return to prominence under Marcelo Bielsa.

Back in 2004, Nike were the kit suppliers as the White suffered a painful relegation – a collapse which eventually saw the club fall into the third tier of English football.

But, under the guidance of Bielsa and the influence of owner Andrea Radrizzani, a top-tier return could be on the cards.

Leeds are currently a point behind Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion, though a recent run of poor results means they have dropped to within touching distance of the chasing pack.

They are only three points ahead of third place Fulham, though Bielsa’s side do have a game in hand on the west Londoners.



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