As several leagues close out the current season, it will not be long before the 2020/21 campaign gets underway.
Even in these unprecedented times, which saw those aforementioned top divisions temporarily shut up shop, teams have been meticulously planning for the new term.
This not only includes transfers but what they’ll be wearing. July is traditionally when those fresh kits hit the rack, though we often get a sneak peak beforehand.
While some clubs have already shown their hand, there are also a number of ‘leaks’ (unverified, we should add). In anticipation, we’ve compiled our hits and misses.
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) June 11, 2020
For a third consecutive year, the record Dutch champions produce a stunning away shirt. This version is a modern interpretation of the graphics that adorned Ajax’s strip in the eighties and nineties.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) April 8, 2020
Black and gold is a winner, always. Barcelona, who seek to play a stylish brand of football, would undoubtedly look the part away from home.
🚨 LEAK | Liverpool’s 2020-21 turquoise kit for next season has been leaked. A better look at the kit with the World Champions Badge & the gold Premier League badge. [via: @theberry_jersey]
Thoughts? 😏 pic.twitter.com/cileYGC4dy
— LFC Transfer Room 🏆 (@LFCTransferRoom) June 24, 2020
What better way to celebrate a first championship in over 30 years than bringing out an instant classic? This isn’t the first time Liverpool have experimented with this colour scheme, but it has never looked this good.
RB Leipzig (home)
Timo Werner will be gracing royal blue next season, but ahead of his move to Chelsea the lethal German marksman modelled RB Leipzig’s newest home jersey, the main difference on which is the red and yellow stripes beneath the arms. It’s not a huge departure but it gets a big thumbs up from us.
Arsenal away kit 2020/21.
What would you give it out of ten? pic.twitter.com/MKXAB467KX
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) May 28, 2020
Yikes. Surely not? The chances of Arsenal ever donning an all-white shirt will always be a non-starter, but what on Earth is going on here?
Borussia Dortmund (home)
Is this Dortmund's new home kit?
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) June 26, 2020
Is this a homage to Electabuzz (the Electric-type Pokémon)? One must wonder how the planning and design stages of this shirt went. Presumably as badly as Dortmund’s efforts to conceal the signing of Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier.
Inter Milan (home)
Leaked image of what is strongly believed to be Inter Milan’s new home shirt for 2020/21 🔵⚫️🔵 pic.twitter.com/0fguVAivcw
— Polyester Heaven (@PolyesterHeaven) May 2, 2020
What happened, Inter? You can usually rely on the Serie A side for nice kits. There’s a reason why the adage ‘if it’s not broke don’t fix it’ exists and being sponsored by Pirelli is no excuse to embrace the tire-track look this much.
Tottenham Hotspur (home)
LEAKED: The 2020/21 Tottenham Hotspur home kit in the flesh. #THFC
[📸: KitBad] pic.twitter.com/SayCYSZCPI
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) February 17, 2020
Keeping it simple and Spurs have not always gone together, but there’s been a changing tide in recent years. Back to square one it seems.