SunPower to sponsor Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen has agreed a sponsorship deal

with American solar power company SunPower Corp.

Last season’s league runner-up said Friday it had agreed a deal

with the California-based company until 2014.

Bayer managing director Wolfgang Holzhaeuser said: ”We were

working day and night in the last weeks … to find a new main and

shirt sponsor. We have broken new ground with our international

arrangement. I am very satisfied with the outcome.”

Financial details were not disclosed.

Leverkusen’s previous sponsor, electricity supplier Teldafax,

ended its agreement two years ahead of schedule in June due to

financial difficulties. It had been the club’s main sponsor since

July 2007.