After shocking the football boots-watching world by stepping out to training in a pair of adidas adiPure IV‘s, Argentina’s Sergio Aguero continues to fuel speculation over his future with Nike after trialling his new cleats in a friendly with Albania.
The pacy forward started on the bench as Messi lead the charge for Argentina in the friendly with Albania, but lit up the second half by scoring from a tight angle after rounding the Albanian keeper and unselfishly setting up fellow substitute Carlos Tevez.
Putting in such a fine performance is going to get a player his fair share of attention, but we were focused on ‘Kun’s cleats when he appeared from the bench in what were presumably the same blacked-out adiPure IV‘s we saw him train in over the weekend.
We speculated that perhaps the Atletico Madard man was wearing adidas football boots out of necessity after something untoward happened to his usual Nikes during training, but playing a match in blacked-out boots seems to suggest that Agureo is certainly trialling adidas football boots ahead of sponsorship negotiations this summer.
It will be exceptionally interesting to see how this story plays out over the next week or so, as it’s likely Aguero will delay any negotiations so he can play in the Copa America free of distractions this summer.
However, with Argentina being the host nation and potential winners, Nike will definitely be desperate to have a key player like Aguero wearing their latest football boots.
On the bright side for Nike, Carlos Tevez put in a bustling 45 minute performance for the Albiceleste last night, electrifying the crowd and proving his worth in Argentina’s new 4-3-3 formation.
But most importantly, he did it wearing the new Black/White/Challenge Red CTR360 II‘s!
Tevez has been notoriously fickle over switching from CTR360 I’s; but after such a great performance last night, we think he might well have come around to the new generation of Nike’s revolutionary ‘Control’ football boots!
but it seems that he paints the three stripes in black to avoid showing adidas, doesn’t Â he?
well yes because he is still unsure and although his contract with Nike may have run out they’d be pretty peeved if he was playing an international with the three stripes clearly showing
someone said he “removed” the stripes.
and funny how he blacked them out somehow… when adidas sells already blacked out adipures.
So in the past year Nike have lost a good number of minor players to the adiZero as well as 2 of their major names (Nani and possibly Aguero) to Adidas. I think they might need to step up their game…
you might not believe this but adipures don’t fit very well… at least on my foot. but xabi alonso switched from preds some time ago and it’ll be interesting to see if he goes back to preds. hey if the shoe fits you well and gets you the goals, I’d switch to adidas too!