Aje Group has signed a sponsorship deal for its Big Cola brand to become the official partner of four English Premier League football clubs.

The Thailand-based soft drinks firm has signed one-year contracts with Everton, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic in a deal worth THB300m (US$10m), the firm said last week. The move is part of the company's strategy to increase overseas sales.

Aje Group said that it plans to launch a marketing campaign with the clubs. "Big Cola foresee this as a great opportunity in supporting four clubs which...possess a large number of fans worldwide," said the firm's chief marketing officer, Jorge Lopez Doriga.