Tottenham Hotspur sign kit deal with Under Armour

Peter Crouch scores for Tottenham against AC Milan
Image caption German sports firm Puma has been making Spurs playing kit

Tottenham Hotspur has signed a five-year deal with US firm Under Armour for it to make its playing kit.

Under Armour will replace Puma from 2012-13, who signed a deal with the north London club in 2006.

The multi-million pound deal is the biggest in Europe for the US company, which also supplies kit for the Wales rugby team.

The value of the sponsorship has not been revealed, although some reports put it as high as £10m a season.

'Ambitious brand'

"We are delighted that Under Armour will become our new technical partner from 2012 onwards," said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

"They are an extremely ambitious brand with global aspirations, making them ideal partners for Tottenham Hotspur."

This season, Spurs signed separate shirt sponsorship deals for Premier League and cup matches.

Software infrastructure company Autonomy is the White Hart Lane club's shirt sponsor in the Premier League, while Investec is shirt sponsor for Champions League and domestic cup competitions.

The Autonomy deal is worth £20m, and the Investec deal is believed to be worth worth £5m over two years, although the club has not disclosed the value.

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