Those whispers I mentioned about Andy Murray leaving Fred Perry for adidas became a loud official statement today.
The Brit baller will be joining the German sports apparel giant beginning in January, according to adidas spokesperson Linda Murphy, and will be wearing the triple-striped Competition gear and Barricades in his own exclusive colorways when he represents his country at the Hopman Cup in January.
In a joint press release on their site Muzz said he was looking forward to working with the historic brand:
I’m really excited to be joining Adidas as they are a massive global sports brand with a credible heritage in tennis. Joining a list of stars who have worn the brand, including Muhammad Ali and David Beckham, is an honor. I’m in no doubt that this deal will help me both on and off the court.VP of Global Sports Marketing, Jocelyn Robiot, said the World No.4 is the right fit for adidas:
We are delighted to welcome Andy Murray in to the adidas tennis family. Andy is a young, dynamic player that embodies adidas’ pure performer qualities. He is a very driven and dedicated athlete and we look forward to working with him on developing our Barricade products and helping him achieve his Impossible in 2010.Okay so now we've confirmed this sponsorship news. Will Novak Djokovic star in his own "Sam Sequel" and leave adidas for K-Swiss?
UPDATE: The deal with adidas is reportedly worth 15 million pounds or $24.8 million over 5 years. Gah.