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​Media rights deal for Rooney and DC United

DC United have announced a deal with sports marketing firm Octagon for striker Wayne Rooney's marketing and media rights in North America, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

Rooney, who moved to the Eastern Conference franchise in the summer, has agreed a deal along with his agency Triple S Sports to maximise his global reach and opportunities during his time in America. The deal will see Octagon work with Rooney and Triple S on various projects on and off the pitch to boost the 32-year-old's stock across the country.

Triple S Sports' managing director Paul Stretford commented: "Octagon are one of the most respected sports rights sales agencies and fit perfectly with our wider commercial ambitions for the Wayne Rooney brand throughout North America.

"To ensure that his brand capitalises from his on field achievements and off pitch fame, we felt it was important to build a partnership with a business that is a leader in its field and hungry to generate commercial opportunities."

Ian Ferris
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