Newcastle United sponsorship front-runner announces deal with another team

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Fans are convinced this company will be announced as NUFC’s next front-of-shirt sponsor.

Newcastle United are looking for a new front-of-shirt sponsor after their deal with FUN88 was cut short.

The FUN88 logo was supposed to grace the front of NUFC’s shirts until the end of the 24/25 season, however the club was granted an early release so the club could chase a more lucrative backer.

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The Saudi airline Saudia is thought to be the next in line for the Magpies kit after rumours have heavily circulated social media for some time.

Fans have gone as far as imagining designs for next season.

And it seems the Saudi airline is in the makret for more than one major sponsorship this year.

Yesterday it was announced the company will return to Formula 1 as the official global partner of the Aston Martin team.

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Formally, Saudia was a prominent name when the Williams team won its first Grand Prix in 1979.

Williams had Saudia’s backing until 1984.

Jeff Slack, Aston Martin’s managing director commercial and marketing, said: “We are delighted to welcome Saudia onboard.

“And it’s a great pleasure to announce our new partnership ahead of the Kingdom’s round of the World Championship in Jeddah this weekend.

“Clearly, there’s a strategic alliance between the worlds of air travel and F1 – we will explore that together, as well as look to efficiently manage our global travel footprint.

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“The arrival of Saudia not only underlines the opportunities that F1 presents to companies on an unprecedented global scale, it also highlights the strength and appeal of the Aston Martin name to like-minded brands looking for unique, collaborative partnerships.”

Saudia, themselves, commented they are particular about the kind of teams they want to work with- only selecting the best:

“We believe in the power of sports to unite people and create a borderless world,” said Saudia group chief marketing officer Khaled Tash.

“Therefore, we have been highly selective in choosing top global sporting teams that share our vision. With a passion for driving innovation and sustainability-focused initiatives, we are confident that we have found a natural partner in Aston Martin.”

The announcement for Newcastle’s next major sponsor is expected this month.

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