A new day, a new set of images of a football club’s new kit to enjoy. This time it is Manchester City, the football club that has been absolutely killin’ it on the field.
Images of Manchester City’s 2019/20 home kit have been revealed online, with the brand new Puma design. The club brought their seven-year relationship with Nike to an end earlier this year, signing a ten-year deal with Puma which will be worth a reported £650m.
Ever since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for Puma to work its magic for the new kit. Unfortunately, ever since the leaked images of the apparent new home kit started making rounds on social media, fans are clearly underwhelmed with the design.
Design is ok, but… Purple? If it had been navy blue or white, would have been perfect
— Dirty Turk (@dario2739) May 26, 2019
The most prominent difference is the inclusion of purple logos on the front of the shirt and a purple stripe running down the sleeve. The buttoned collar that was present in City’s previous home shirt has now been replaced with a v-neck design. ‘125 Years’ is also printed below the club crest on the left chest of the shirt to commemorate the club’s anniversary. The kit is expected to be completed by white shorts and blue socks.
The anniversary jacket is 👌 pic.twitter.com/0fMiHOGmzF
— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) May 26, 2019
There are also images of a special anniversary kit, celebrating 125 years of the football club. It comes in a darker shade of blue with a white collar and a white stripe running all along the sleeves. This, in fact, is being received more positively.
If this is what the home kit looks in actuality, it’s a bold approach from Puma. It will no doubt be one of the more divisive Manchester City kits of the past few years – particularly as it’s the first kit from the manufacturer. As of yet, no official images or any details have been revealed about an official release date.