Zenit St. Peters-burger: Fast-food giant wants to rename Russian club
The company have made a whopper of an offer to rename the team14:21 Friday 2 September 2016, 14:21 2 Sep 2016
Russian giants Zenit Saint Petersburg have been offered an eight-figure deal to change their name to Zenit Burger King.
Zenit, who will play Dundalk in the Europa League, are currently in fourth place in the Russian Premier League, and have been offered 500 million rubles to change their name to the include the fast-food company's brand.
The inclusion of companies in team names is not unusual in football. Red Bull are the most famous example, with teams in New York, Salzburg and Leipzig all bearing the brand's name.
The 500 million rubles only equates to around €6.8million, but the money could be very useful as Zenit look to regain their Russian title and make strides in Europe.
If Zenit were to accept the offer, the name change would have to be approved by the Russian FA before it becomes official.
Zenit have received a €6.8-million offer from @BurgerKing to change team's name to "Zenit Burger King".— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) September 2, 2016
Burger King has offered around 500M roubles to rename Zenit to Zenit-Burger King. That's crazy! pic.twitter.com/0MkSD1cOTG— Stefano Conforti (@confortistefano) September 2, 2016
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