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Manchester City extends Nexen Tire deal

Nexen Tire has had its “hugely successful” partnership agreement with Manchester City Football Club extended for a fourth time.

The new deal is expected to run until 2026 and will thus mark over a decade of collaboration by the two parties.

The Korean tyre maker has been in partnership with the current Premier League champions since 2015, and in 2017 became the club’s sleeve partner – a first for a Premier League side. However, the sleeve sponsorship is not part of the renewed deal, and expires at the end of the current season.

“We are very excited to continue our long-term partnership with Manchester City, which will surpass a decade of collaboration by the end of the new term,” said Travis Kang, Global CEO of Nexen Tire.

“Both parties are aligned to support and back each other up while inspiring people through our collaboration. This long-term partnership will allow us to innovate and grow internationally as Nexen Tire continue to expand our market and product offering.”

Ferran Soriano (left) and Travis Kang

“Nexen Tire has been part of the City family for a long time and this new extension will take us to more than a decade of partnership,” said Ferran Soriano, chief executive officer at City Football Group.

“We have shared and enjoyed historic and very successful moments, celebrating 12 trophies together. We want to thank Nexen for their continued commitment, support and inspiration and we are looking forward to working together throughout the next term, for more innovation and celebrations.”

The extended partnership will see Nexen Tire continue to engage its marketing initiatives while focusing on its brand identity, “We Got You”.

In addition, as part of their preparations for the 2023/24 season, Manchester City’s men’s team will travel to South Korea, the home of the tyre manufacturer, in July of this year.

In addition, a super-sized LED screen at Man City’s Etihad Stadium will be upgraded.