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Nike to buy Umbro in $580 Million Deal

umbro Nike to buy Umbro in $580 Million Deal
Breaking news: Umbro has agreed to be purchased by Nike in a $580 million deal. The English company was founded in 1920 and has the contract to manufacture the kits for England’s national team as well as a handful of Premier League clubs including Everton, Sunderland, Blackburn and others.

Just a few weeks ago, EPL Talk interviewed an Umbro executive for an episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Listen to the interview with Martin Prothero.

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3 Responses to Nike to buy Umbro in $580 Million Deal

  1. Kartik says:

    This is a disaster. From classy kits like England wears you’ll see this type of nonsense:

    http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/09/12/ducks-large.jpg

  2. Simon Burke says:

    These kits are ‘awesome’ , what are you complaining about….

    Shudders – they are hideous.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Have you ever seen the hideous NFL unis designed by Reebok? Seriously, American sporting culture is whacked when it comes to kit designs. Nike will be more tasteful for the European market.

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