Air Jordan have offered Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling an endorsement deal worth $120m. The Nike’s co-brand Air Jordan has never offered a soccer athlete an endorsement offer before.
So Raheem Sterling can become the first soccer Athlete to endorse Air Jordan. According to Telegraph, Raheem Sterling is yet to accept Air Jordan’s offer.
Exclusive: Raheem Sterling contemplating offer to be one of the first footballers to sign a personal endorsement to wear Air Jordan football boots, in what could be one of the most lucrative boot deals in history | @SamWallaceTelhttps://t.co/UIHjpAbKjD
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 12, 2019
Raheem Sterling to overtake Zion Williamson’s current deal
Zion Williamson signed a 7-year deal with Air Jordan worth $75m soon after he joined New Orleans Pelicans. Zion Williamson was the first draft pick of this year’s NBA draft. But now if Sterling accepts this offer, he would easily overtake Willliamson as Air Jordan’s highest paid athlete.
Sources say Zion Williamson had offers bigger than the Jordan deal. Left money on the table for his dream of wearing the logo of his favorite player.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 23, 2019
Sterling is currently endorsing Nike but his deal would end later this year. According to Telegraph, he is contemplating the deal with Air Jordan. Zion Williamson’s $75m deal with Air Jordan was the highest for a NBA rookie ever, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sterling is in a purple patch for Manchester City
The 19 year-old, 6 foot 7 inch Williamson has joined an illustrious list of NBA stars with the deal. Chris Paul and Russel Westbrook already endorse Air Jordan.
Raheem Sterling is currently leading Manchester City admirably. The forward has already netted 35 goals and 21 assists in the Premiere League in the last 2 years. Raheem Sterling is now one of the most sought after players in Europe helping Guardiola’s side win back to back titles.
Sterling is also in news over his firm stand against racism. He stood up against racism directed against him in Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. He demanded strict actions against offenders.
Sterling hit a hat trick in City’s first season game against West Ham United. City is next slated to face Tottenham Hotspur on August 17.