New Manchester City home kit for 2018/19 season revealed
By Ric Turner, Wed 09 May 2018 09:58
Design is final home kit to be manufactured by Nike as six year deal comes to a close
Manchester City have unveiled their kit for the 2018/19 season, and will wear the new design against Brighton & Hove Albion at The Etihad this evening.
This will be the final kit produced by Nike, as their six year association with the club comes to an end. City were getting £20m a year under the terms of the package agreed in 2012, but look set to double that figure by moving to a new supplier, rumoured to be Puma.
As such, this feels like a somewhat uninspiring design from Nike, bearing many similarities to the 2016/17 home kit. Anyway, according to the club's official blurb:
"Drawing inspiration from key moments in the Club’s history, the 2018/19 home jersey features the customary City blue colour, with dark blue speed blur stripes along the arms and shoulders.
"The neckline features a V neck with a button detail on the collar, while white shorts and midnight navy socks with a City blue band detail complete the kit.
"A return to navy socks echoes the kit worn when City first won the league title in 1937 and also in the pivotal 1998/99 season, which is considered by many to be the turning point in the modern history of the club. The kit will be worn by the men’s and women’s teams."
The kit is available at mancity.com/shop and nike.com.