Newcastle United are going to have a change in proceedings at the club: although it does not quite mean what a majority of the St James’ Park faithful would ideally want it to mean.
Instead of being the much demanded change in ownership at the club, Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a kit deal with recently established sportswear manufacturers Castore from the beginning of next season.
Who are Castore?
J. Carter Sporting Club Limited (operating as Castore) is a British manufacturer of sportswear and athletic clothing, headquartered in Liverpool.
Despite being founded in only 2015, the company’s products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.
It would not be the first time that Castore has manufactured kits for a football club: having signed a £25m deal with current Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers over five years starting from 2020.
They would try to make inroads into the thriving market of Premier League football, and there would arguably be no better way to do it than to manufacture three world-class kits for one of the most revered clubs in England.
Beautiful concept kits emerge online
Designers around the world are already busy with how they think the new kits might look like.
Our pick of the lot today is the design conceptualised by Maver Football for Newcastle United home and away kit next season.
The home kit is based on the traditional black and white strip for the Magpies, including a striking contrast from this season’s shirt: it is black stripes emblazoned on white instead of vice versa.
The template of the home kit is very minimalistic, with only three black stripes imprinted on the front of the shirt accompanied by a v-cut collar.
The away shirt resorts to a shade of sky blue highlighted with black, as a departure from the neon donned by Newcastle in away games this season.