Juventus Offered To Give Notts County A Kit In Brilliant Gesture
Juventus offered to help Notts County secure new shirts for next season but the National League outfit have had to turn down the wonderful gesture.
On Thursday we told you that because of the Magpies' financial struggles, they are currently wearing kits from last season as they cannot yet afford to pay for their new Puma-developed designs.
Local MP Lilian Greenwood, 53, wrote to the Serie A champions in the hope of returning a favour from 1903.The Bianconeri, specifically Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, were happy to oblige in the arrangement of new kits through their partner Adidas.
However, County's existing two-year deal with Puma complicated proceedings and they had to decline.
What a fantastic gesture by the #Juventus president to buy #Notts County their kit for the season.- Shorey :flag_dk: (@NCFCshorey) July 27, 2019
Unfortunately with them being contracted to Adidas they were unable to help us as we are in a two year contract with puma.
Next step has to be a pre season friendly next summer.
Nottinghamshire Live released the following letter from Claudio Albanese, who works for Juventus as head of communications,
"Considering the long-lasting relation between the two clubs, Juventus would have gladly assisted in providing new kits for next season.
"We have already held talks with our technical sponsor, Adidas, to inform them of the situation and they immediately contacted Notts County to arrange equipment supply.
"Unfortunately, as it turns out, the club has a two-year binding agreement with Puma that doesn't allow them wear any other brand.
Thank you for the letter. We wish Notts County all the best for the future."
Juventus and Notts have a deep 116-year connection that stems from Juventus asking their English player Tom Savage about sourcing a new kit by contacting some of his friends back in the UK.
Savage was able to secured Notts County's shirts featuring black and white stripes and the Old Lady adopted those colours in their home kits ever since.
The two clubs maintain a productive relationship and Juventus asked Notts to open their new stadium with a friendly in 2011.