English Premier League club Manchester City announced it has signed a deal with cryptocurrency exchange OKX making it the football team’s official crypto partner.
OKX is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, currently serving 20 million customers globally.
With the deal, OKX will get a presence at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium and their academy stadium. The partnership includes both City’s male and female football as well as its esports team.
Welcome to @okx, Official Cryptocurrency Partner of Manchester City.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 4, 2022
Roel De Vries, Chief Operating Officer of City Football Group, said:
“We are pleased to welcome OKX as an Official Partner of Manchester City today as they look to venture into the world of sports.
The new partnership aligns our shared values of innovation, drive for success and being at the cutting edge of our respective industries. Their broad and inclusive approach to targeting diverse audiences resonates with our approach. We look forward to working together throughout the partnership.”
Jay Hao, OKX CEO said:
“We are delighted to partner with Manchester City, one of the world’s best-loved and most successful teams. Football and crypto share something important; they are for everyone, they create inclusivity within society. For OKX, Manchester City is a Club that represents the effect football has to make a positive difference in people’s lives, to bring people together around a shared love of the beautiful game.”
The deal comes just ahead of The “Manchester derby” this coming Sunday, when Manchester United will be visiting the Etihad Stadium.
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