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Report: Under Armour favorites to replace Nike as Manchester City kit supplier

City's deal with Nike expires at the end of next season, and they might switch suppliers and get very good money for it

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One year from now, Manchester City could dress up in new kits made by a different company.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Under Armour are in "pole position" to replace Nike as City's kit supplier. The club's agreement with Nike expires at the end of next season, and while the Portland-based company is negotiating an extension, Under Armour have made an excellent offer and have jumped ahead of Nike.

A deal is yet to be agreed, but there's a good chance this will happen. Under Armour have opened offices and Manchester and want to add a new top English team to their portfolio. After losing deals with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to Nike, UA wanted a big team, and City is the obvious way to go.

Arsenal still have a long contract with Puma, while Manchester United will be with Adidas for the next decade. City is the only club without a kit supplier in the near future, but they'll have Under Armour with them next year.

Nike made a bunch of really bad kits for City in previous years, so maybe the change to Under Armour will give us some good-looking shirts.