A lousy deal by Moxey!
According to research done by Sporting Intelligence, the total for sponsorship deals on shirts for the 20 Premier League clubs adds up to about £100 million.
This is a record for the Premier League. It’s about £30 million better than last season, much because of new £20 million deals for Liverpool and Manchester United.
But seven clubs has deals worth less than £1 million a year – among them and last is the Wolves dal with Sportingbet that’s worth only £400.000 a year. (Sporting Intelligence has made a correction. Scroll down to the comments) You may ask yourself if our players shirts are not worth more than 1/50 of clubs like Pool and United as advertisement spots?!
Even freaking WBA gets £750.000 from their shirt sponsors. Jez Moxey simply must have made a very bad deal here. Of course I understand that the top clubs gets much better deals – but 50 times better? No way!
Wolves got supporters all over the globe who are also betting on sports. This blog is in itself witness of the worldwide Wolves interest. With now readers from 186 countries it proves to me that Sportingbet made a very good deal with having their name on are shirts. But Wolves must have made a lousy one.
So step it up, Jez! Re-negotiate the deal. I thought you were better at negotiating deals. Wolves are worth at least a tenth of the United and Liverpool deals. £2 million a year is decent, don’t you think. That means an extra player per season.