AC Milan and Skrill have announced that the will begin a four-year partnership which sees Skrill become the club’s Official Global Payments Partner.
A statement on the club’s website confirms that the deal was signed weeks ago, but both parties were ‘reluctant to talk about marketing activities’ during the sensitive period of the Coronavirus emergency.
Skrill are a leader in digital payments that were found 19 years ago, and the agreement means they have become the preferred payments partner for AC Milan merchandise sales and is a live payments option on its international online store.
Skrill CEO Lorenzo Pellegrino said: “It has been heart-breaking to see this devastating situation unfold in my home country and then around the world and the timing just wasn’t right to talk about our partnership.
“Instead, we refocused our efforts on supporting the local community and dropped our fees on our Skrill money transfer service for anyone who wanted to send money to loved ones in Italy from outside of the country.
“Now, in the hope that football is going to make some sort of comeback in the not too distant future, we feel the timing is right to talk openly about our deep support of the Club. I’m confident there will be good times ahead and we will emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient than ever. We’re absolutely thrilled to be the Club’s new payments partner and will continue to seek ways to add value to the Club’s payment ecosystem.”
Casper Stylsvig, AC Milan’s Chief Revenue Officer added: “We are delighted to welcome Skrill to our growing family of partners and look forward to promoting its leading digital payments offering to our millions of fans and followers around the world.
“We share many synergies with both of our organisations being driven by ambition, focus and results. As we look to the future and an on-pitch return, we are committed to working closely with Lorenzo and his team to make this a winning partnership for all concerned.
“Bringing global brands such as Skrill on board is an integral part of our strategy to bring this club back to where it deserves to be.”
— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 12, 2020