London, Jun 4: English Premier League champions and one of the richest football clubs in the world, Manchester United, has clinched game's biggest shirt sponsor deal worth 80 million pounds with Aon Corporation.
They take over from stricken American International Group (AIG), who will continue for a year despite needing a 120 billion pounds bailout from the US Government to keep them afloat.
Manchester United have signed a four-year contract with US insurance giant Aon from the start of the 2010-11 season. The sun reported that the final 14 pound payment owed to United was doubt but will now effectively come from tax payers
United were forced to continue with their logo as kit-maker Nike had already produced next season's strip to be unveiled on next month's Far East tour. But this new agreement is worth six million pound a year more and eclipses the 17 million pounds a year which German giants Bayern Munich get from Deutsche Bank.
Meanwhile, Tevez's owner Kia Joorabchian held a two-hour meeting with chief executive David Gill at Old Trafford on Wednesday Jun 3. United, who faced paying 25.5 million pounds for his services, have now put forward another proposal which would see him join them on a permanent basis.