The first clues about a possible Newcastle United third kit have emerged – but there’s no word on a possible sponsor with talks suspended as the prospective takeover remains in its final stages.
The Tyneside club’s away strip will be prism violet next season with Puma lined up to make the jerseys for another year as part of a short rolling extension proposed after their long-term deal expired. The Magpies’ second change strip is due to be the ‘fizzy yellow’ colour that Manchester City have worn as their third kit this year. [via Chronicle Live]
However, prospective designs are yet to land with wholesalers in a sign of the uncertainty about who will be in charge to make decisions, and the lack of a sponsor is potentially significant. NUFC’s sponsorship deal with Fun88 expires this summer, with a replacement yet to be agreed. It is thought that, amid continuing takeover talks, the club’s main commercial contracts are up in the air for possible new owners to negotiate. [via Chronicle Live]
These Newcastle supporters on Twitter reacted to the designs, with one fan calling them ‘trash’:
Literally just a purple t shirt that’ll cost £60
— Jimi The Hutt (@JimWal40) May 3, 2020
Why? Its a really poor commercial partnership. It’s one of the lowest sponsorship deals in the league and it’s just a cheap Chinese betting company.
— Richie Southern (@RichySouthern) May 3, 2020
— Daniel-craig Wells (@wellsie1008) May 3, 2020
Are owners still able to use the shirt sponsor as a way of injecting huge money in, by using one of their own interests as the sponsor? Or did UEFA try putting an end to that?
— Kyle West (@kylethomaswest) May 4, 2020
our new sponsor will probably be… pic.twitter.com/SCLiaVjfkC
— 🏴 Joe #NUFC 🇸🇦 (@Joe1989NUFC) May 3, 2020
Yet another trash @pumafootball design. Can’t wait to see the back of them.
— Richie Southern 🧼 (@RichySouthern) May 3, 2020
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