This is one we have been expecting the past few weeks, as PUMA announced a new long-term partnership with Man City winger, Jack Grealish. The most expensive British player of all time, and highly regarded as one of the most creative and exciting players in Europe, Jack is a Premier League champion and boasts over 290* professional appearances including 29 caps for the England National Team.
Dubbed ‘Super Jack’ by the City faithful, Grealish has a distinct style both on and off the pitch. He is a creative spark, a true playmaker able to dictate the flow of games and breakdown defenses. His style of play is perfectly matched to the PUMA FUTURE Ultimate silo due to his complete control, creativity, and game-changing ability on the ball.
For those that remember it, Grealish had a fond relationship with Nike boots, to the extent that he wore a lucky pair until they were down to the barebones, and helped Aston Villa gain promotion back to the Premier League while wearing them!
Following the announcement, Jack spoke about his decision to join the PUMA family and his hopes for the future.
“For me PUMA felt like a perfect fit. They have an amazing history in football and have worked with some of the world’s greatest players. I am delighted to join the family and to be a PUMA FUTURE athlete. I am at home on the pitch and want to express myself, which is something I like about the brand, they do things differently and have a great outlook on football. PUMA are more than just a sports brand; they play a huge role in culture. My focus is always football, but I love fashion and style, so there are many exciting projects we plan to work on together on the pitch and beyond it.”
PUMA has been extremely busy with new releases over the past few weeks (including a new KING.) And we have seen several high-profile player acquisitions over the past year. This is another example of their desire to really hone in a specific target market; taking a young, high-profile player who has the ability to excite on the pitch. Don’t be surprised if we start to see some custom releases for Grealish over the next few seasons!
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