Man Utd face losing £25m of £75m Adidas kit deal if they miss out on top four

Manchester United could miss out on a colossal £25m from kit sponsor Adidas if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Red Devils failed to make the top four last term and repeating that would see them lose 33 per cent of their £75m deal with the sports brand.

United's deal is the second highest in the Premier League – behind Liverpool's new £80m deal they signed with Nike.

But were their sponsor income to drop to £50m it would put them behind Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils' recent form has propelled them from hopefuls to genuine contenders for the top four.

And they looked set to leapfrog Chelsea and Leicester into third on Monday night as they led Southampton 2-1 going into injury time.

But a late goal from Michael Obafemi ensured the Saints left with a share of the spoils in what was a blow to United.

Manchester City's appeal at overturning their UEFA ban was also successful yesterday meaning a fifth place finish will no longer mean Champions League football.

United's final three games are against Crystal Palace, West Ham and potentially a mouthwatering clash on the last day of the season at Leicester.

The £25m windfall that they could miss out on may have huge ramifications for summer spending as well.

Clubs are set to feel the financial affect of the coronavirus pandemics with losses being heavily felt.

That is likely to impact on the upcoming transfer window with club chiefs warning against the current trend of inflation.

United had been linked with big money deals for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish but they may be affected should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side miss out on the top four.

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