Barcelona have revealed their new home kit for the 2017-18 season, with a different look to the traditional red stripes and a new sponsor.
The iconic red and blue look is maintained by the Copa del Rey winners, however there is just one red stripe of traditional thickness vertically down the middle of the Kit.
This then splits off into thinner stripes across the chest, with one more bar under the arms and none on the sleeves, which are left plain blue.
The shirt is designed by Nike, who call it an ‘updated interpretation of the traditional Blaugrana stripes’.
A statement on their website says: ‘On the shirt, the vertical red bands are cast against a deep royal blue to form the updated stripe composition.
‘Detailing inspired by the club’s history and culture can be seen on the collar, which is partially defined by the Catalan flag, the Senyera.
‘On the inside of the shirt the word “Forca” on the inner right sleeve and “Barca” on the left remind of inner club pride.’
The kit goes on sale on June 1, and any Barca fans wanting to get the genuine article as soon as it becomes available could be left with light pockets.
Although no official price has yet been announced, the 2016-17 adult shirt – for a season that has already finished – is still retailing at £69.99, reduced from £100.
It is very likely that the 2017-18 adult shirt will be officially available for a three figure sum, with a child’s kit set to cost parents around £50.
Barcelona unveiled the new kits via social media on Monday morning, with a stylised image featuring many first team stars, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Neymar.
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