Manchester United have outdone themselves here. This one is hilarious.
The club who are run by former banker and current vice executive-chairman Ed Woodward have just announced their latest financial partner as Laybuy, a company who pride themselves on providing ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes.
That’s right, folks! – Want an expensive asset but don’t want to fork out for it all at once? – No worries, Laybuy can help!
Just simply spread the total cost over a series of more affordable payments, perhaps something like an initial upfront fee and regular instalments depending on what the manufacturer agrees to, sound familiar?
All joking aside, Laybuy were officially announced as the club’s latest partner on ManUtd.com in a move designed to allow fans to have better access to club merchandise and services.
The scheme which provides fans with more affordable options to purchase club gear ensures that customers never pay interest.
Laybuy’s flexible schemes allow the club to become easily accessible to fans as the company’s co-founder and managing director Gary Rohloff showcased his enthusiasm for the new partnership by saying: “At Laybuy, we share our customers’ obsession with football, and we want to help as many fans as we can enjoy and celebrate the game.
“That is why we are incredibly excited to be partnering with Manchester United, who have some of the most passionate fans in the world.
“We want to make life as easy as possible for Manchester United’s fans. Laybuy is simple to use and helps fans fit new merchandise into their weekly budgets by allowing them to buy goods now and spread the payments over the following six weeks.
“Best of all, Laybuy customers don’t pay interest, ever!”
United’s director of partnerships Sean Jefferson echoed Rohloff’s commitment of making top-flight football more accessible to fans by saying: “We know fans are looking for a range of different payment options that best meet their specific needs
That is why we are delighted to be partnering with Laybuy, a global leader in Buy Now Pay Later technology, to provide fans access to a more convenient way of purchasing club merchandise and services.”
Reckon Rohloff and Co. could help negotiate our transfer payment terms so fans can have easy access to some of the sport’s most talented players?