The transfer window is now open, we are in Euro 2020 and summer is finally here.
The tight season has arrived and as Leeds United fans continue to enjoy their side’s very entertaining return to the Premier League last season, they will soon be looking to the future.
The summer of your average football fan has a number of milestones, such as when matches are released and also when their team’s new kits are released.
Leeds United fans will be no different as they will be looking to see what Adidas has in store for them after last year’s first kit-making season.
Here’s a look at what we know about shirts for next season.
Current offers are still in place
Last year Adidas teamed up with Leeds for the first time in their history, signing a five-year contract with the club, in a record-breaking deal for the Elland Road side. This means that the German manufacture will supply the new kits this season and for the next three campaigns.
The sponsor on the front of the shirt will also be the same, with the club signing a ‘multi-year’ SBOTOP deal in what was the biggest trade deal in club history when it was signed last summer.
We are still waiting to see when the 2021/22 Leeds kits will be unveiled and then released.
Adidas has trickled out its new kits for next season in recent weeks, with a number of its top clubs taking the lead.
It’s difficult to use last year’s release dates as a precedent, given the late start to the season and Leeds not knowing which division they would play in until July, but the home shirt was released on August 19, a little less than a month before the the new season started. The away shirt followed on September 4 and the third kit on September 30.
What about the leaks?
Kit leaks are inevitable these days, especially as Leeds United enjoy Premier League status and are now attached to a leading manufacturer of Adidas.
So far, three alleged designs have appeared on the website Footyheadlines.com, which created a niche for itself by being the first leak site.
A leaked home design appeared in April that featured a traditional, simple design with yellow Adidas stripes across the shoulders.
Another design quickly followed which saw a third lilac kit:
Finally, a design supposed to be outside was mentioned on the same site, with a dark blue design with “electric yellow”:
Leeds fans shouldn’t wait too long until they find out if these leaks are accurate and to see what their team will be wearing next season.
New leisure clothes in the club shop
With the opening of the stores, more and more fans were able to come out and take a look at what the club is offering them to buy ahead of the new season.
A fan reported from one of the club’s stores earlier this week with what they believed to be a new training kit, although they were quickly patched.
New casual wear produced by Adidas is hitting shelves in blues and blacks.