Juventus Inks Deal with Bitget as Its First-Ever Sleeve Sponsor

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Juventus, a major Italian football team, announced on Tuesday that it arranged a deal with Bitget, an Asian cryptocurrency exchange, becoming its first sleeve partnership. According to the football club’s website, people will see Bitget’s logo’s debut on Juventus’ sleeves during its match on Wednesday against Chelsea in the Champions League.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Bitget as the first Juventus Sleeve Partner and help them increase their awareness across our fanbase worldwide. We will support the Partner’s international growth path by leveraging the mutual desire to address an increasingly broad audience,” Giorgio Ricci, Chief Revenue Officer of Juventus, commented. The Singapore-based exchange has an average daily trading volume of $5.6 billion, and such a partnership was brokered by IMG, although financial details weren’t disclosed.

On the other hand, James Lee, Global Strategy Officer at Bitget, said: “Bitget has been looking for outstanding partners from the sports world and game community. Juventus has been fighting hard in the past century, demonstrating the fair, competitive spirit that is expected in sports. The partnership will help Bitget better enhance our international awareness.”

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