Premier League 2017/18 new kits: Newcastle the latest team to reveal their new strip ahead of the new season

Luke Brown
The Independent
Liverpool FC, Newcastle United, Manchester United
Liverpool FC, Newcastle United, Manchester United

Newcastle United have launched their new kit ahead of the 2017/18 season, just days after Rafa Benitez led his team to the Sky Bet Championship title.

The new home kit will be manufactured by Puma and sponsored by the Far Eastern gaming company FUN88.

The kit has a retro look, with the plain black and white stripes nodding towards the club's classic kits from down the years.

Lee Charnley, Newcastle's managing director, told the club website: "We have worked closely with Puma to deliver a design that celebrates our history.

"The anniversary crest, simplicity of the design and the red numbers on the back of the shirt are just small touches that will make it a special kit for a milestone season."

Liverpool became the first team of the 2017/18 season to announce their new effort – unveiling a strikingly smart new home kit that commemorates the club’s 125-year anniversary.

Sponsored by New Balance, the club say the new strip takes inspiration from designs used in years past, and the throwback effort certainly seems to echo the famous European Cup-winning strip of the 1984 season.

Liverpool have a retro new strip (LiverpoolFC)
Liverpool have a retro new strip (LiverpoolFC)

Stoke City also revealed their new kit before the end of the current season.

Liverpool may have been the first team to reveal their kit for the 2017/18 season, but they certainly weren’t the first team with a kit announcement.

For starters, way back in October 2016, Chelsea announced that they had signed the most lucrative commercial deal in their history – a £60 million, 15-year shirt contract with Nike.

Chelsea have signed a lucrative new deal with Nike (Getty)
Chelsea have signed a lucrative new deal with Nike (Getty)

Tottenham Hotspur also look likely to follow their London rivals into the Nike stable, although the club have yet to publicly announce that they are leaving current sponsors Under Armour for the US behemoth.

Meanwhile Bournemouth will switch from JD Sports to Umbro, a partnership they announced in April.

Check the gallery above for a full run-through of all of the confirmed and rumoured new kits ahead of the 2017/18 season.

What’s your favourite? And what kits do you think should be consigned to the scrapheap? Let us know in the comments below.

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