South Korean electronic giants Samsung are the latest company to claim an approach from Manchester United over the possibility of replacing AIG on the club’s shirts.
It makes you wonder what Kumho tyres wouldn’t give to see Rooney and the lads stepping out with its logo emblazoned across their chests!
The Korean tyres company already entered into a deal with the Premiership champions during the team’s trip to Seoul in 2006, plus Manchester United enjoy massive popularity there thanks largely to midfielder Park Ji-Sung.
And United are going back there this summer as part of their four-game Far East tour.
But at the end of the day, as they say, it all comes down to money and in the midst of a global recession it’s not going to be easy for United to score a big deal.
The clubs £56.5 million agreement with failed US insurance giant AIG expires at the end of the 2009-10 season and the European champions are sending out official letters hoping to clinch another big signing.
Meanwhile, Kumho has just extended its role as the official tyre supplier to the Formula 3 Euro Series until 2011.
Oliver Hall, Operations Executive