Osaka leaves Adidas to sign with Nike

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With two consecutive grand slams under her belt, big sponsors are circling Naomi Osaka.  Osaka has signed a new deal with Nike.  Though her contract with Adidas expired at the end of 2018, she continued to wear Adidas gear while talking to Nike, Uniqlo, and others.

For a time, Osaka was reportedly negotiating an $8.5M a year deal with Adidas.  We can only conclude that Nike offered more than that.

With the summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, sponsors will get plenty of publicity by signing up Osaka. Since winning the US Open, she has now signed with 6 new sponsors including Nike. Her other sponsors include Nissan Motor Co., Shiseido and Nissin Foods.

“I’m proud to become a member of the Nike family and excited about getting involved in all of the opportunities Nike has to offer,” says Osaka. “Nike has a legendary track record of writing history and I look forward to being a part of those moments for many years to come.”

The 21-year-old Japanese scheduled to wear Nike gear for the first time later this month at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

Osaka is represented by Stuart Duguid with IMG.

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