Marcus Rashford has extended his contract with Nike, say his management team.

The sportswear brand have also pledged a ‘significant financial contribution’ towards Rashford’s charity efforts.

Rashford’s agency confirmed the agreement on social media on Thursday evening.

How long has Marcus Rashford been signed with Nike?

Rashford signed with Nike when he was just 11 years old.

The Mail reported in February how the 12-year partnership was under threat.

Puma were said to be frontrunners trying to convince Rashford to follow Neymar by signing with them, with other sportswear firms also interested.

Rashford’s work with the community outside of football has helped raise his profile nationally and internationally. This has made him even more marketable as a figure who transcends sports, into the political and cultural sphere.

So Nike will be mightily relieved to have convinced Rashford to sign with them again. There are no available figures of the sums of money involved in the agreement.

 

Puma paid Neymar a reported £21 million a year and were reported to be preparing a lucrative offer for Rashford.

Sticking with Nike is a loyal decision on Rashford’s part, and that will be similar to his club choices.

Rashford is a Manchester United academy graduate who has 88 goals for the club and counting – including 21 last seaso. He will likely be signing a new Red Devils contract in the next 12 months. His current deal only runs until 2023.

United’s kit manufacturers are Adidas and this deal runs to 2025. They replaced Nike, who make England’s kit.

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Jadon Sancho is also a Nike athlete

Just because everything is about top transfer target Jadon Sancho right now, it is worth noting the Dortmund winger is also signed with Nike.

Sancho has worked on various projects with Nike as part of his agreement, creating a community football pitch in South London in 2019, and launching his own personalised boot collection last summer.

Off the field Sancho and Rashford are great pals, and it ties up nicely for the sponsors that they could soon be together at Manchester United, which could make for some unique commercial opportunities together – as well as success on the pitch.

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