Puma want to add more Manchester City stars to their ranks ahead of the upcoming kit deal with City that will be worth £50 million per year to the Premier League champions, the Daily Mail reports.
David Silva recently joined Sergio Aguero at Puma, but want to add more City stars who could earn an extra £1 million per season from the sportswear giant.
Kevin De Bruyne is named as one possible recruit, as he earns much less on his existing sponsorship deal with Nike, but his contract with City’s current and soon to be former kit manufacturer runs for three years and would have to be bought out.
Club captain Vincent Kompany, who has been spotted wearing Puma boots in training of late, is thought to be a target, while wing wizards Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané are also reportedly on their radar.
Raz and Leroy, along with Kyle Walker, are also signed up to Nike, but Puma want to make a splash with their most high-profile British name currently being Adam Lallana of Liverpool.
Though City have not officially announced Puma as Nike’s successor yet, it’s now an open secret that they will be the new manufacturer, ushering in a new era of kit designs.