Manchester United in £156m Aon sponsorship deal

MANCHESTER UNITED has signed a deal worth up to $240m (£156m) with Aon which will see the US insurance giant sponsor the football club’s training ground and training kit.

The club, which floated in New York last year, has signed an eight-year deal with the company that will see its famous Carrington base renamed the Aon Training Complex from July.

The insurance broker will also sponsor the team on overseas tours, a key part of the deal as it aims to appeal to Manchester United’s growing fanbase.

The deal is believed to be worth between $25m and $30m per season, and comes after the club signed a world record $80m per year shirt sponsorship deal with General Motors.

Manchester United’s current training kit deal with DHL will end at the end of the season, as will the current matchday kit contract with Aon.

However, the club’s executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, claimed that the famous Old Trafford stadium will not be sponsored in the vein of Arsenal’s Emirates stadium.