Romelu Lukaku has finally agreed a sponsorship deal and he will be teaming up with Puma ahead of the World Cup.
The Belgian international has been in limbo all season as he tried to negotiate a big boot deal with nothing ever coming to fruition.
But now he has committed to Puma on a ‘long-term deal’ and will wear their boots, Puma One, starting at the World Cup.
Puma and Roc Nations Sport agency designed album artwork to announce Romelu Lukaku deal
To celebrate the news, Puma and Roc Nation Sports agency – who represent Lukaku – created the front and back of an album artwork.
Lukaku signed with Jay Z’s agency earlier in the year and was the first Premier League player to do so.
‘Choosing on an exclusive sportswear brand to work with is an important decision,’ said Lukaku.
‘Not just for the boots on the pitch but for my goals and desires off of it. I look forward to hustling with the big cat in the future.’
The striker is in Russia with Belgium and will wear his new Puma One’s throughout World Cup
The 25-year-old had been with Nike during his time at Everton, on a deal worth a reported £250,000 annually.
But the Man United star wanted to hold for a bigger deal, after making the move to Old Trafford.
He spent the year trying to negotiate a deal and kept changing between Nike and Adidas boots as he tried to convince either party to sign him. So a move to Puma has come somewhat out of the blue.
Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s final warm-up match against Costa Rica earlier this week
Lukaku scored twice last Monday night when Belgium rounded off their World Cup training camp with a 4-1 win against Costa Rica
The striker wore Nike boots on that occasion but will showcase his new Puma boots in Belgium’s opening World Cup match on Monday.
They face Panama in that game before ties with Tunisia and England round off Group G.