Current Manchester United and Uruguay striker Diego Forlán has been revealed by online gaming company V9Bet as their first brand ambassador.
In his new role, Forlán will help promote the brand across the Asian region via a series of branded content where he will give his opinions and insights ahead of Euro 2020, while joining other V9Bet members in the July summer tournaments final.
The two-time Pichichi Trophy winner and European Golden Boot winner said on his appointment: “V9Bet represents a young and lively brand in the market, and it is the leader on sports gaming.”
The Club Atlético Peñarol manager’s career included playing for various clubs including Manchester United, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.
The Uruguayan added: “It is my pleasure and honour to be the ambassador of V9Bet, to represent their brand, image and spirit.”
V9Bet, founded in 2012, specialises in sports betting for over 500 different major and minor leagues from different regions. They also have live casino, slot, lottery, and virtual sports products.
A V9Bet spokesperson said: “We are proud to announce Diego Forlán as our 2020 official brand ambassador for V9Bet. We hope this partnership brings more trust and assurance to our valued members.”
Lars Heidenreich, managing director of Mediapro Asia, commented on Forlán’s appointment: “We are always pleased to present great opportunities to both parties, bringing greater focus for the brand and delivering memorable moments to Diego Forlán’s fans around the world.”