Manchester City unveil new kits for 2019/20 season inspired by historic nightclub
Manchester City have unveiled their new home and away kits ahead of their bid for a third straight Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola's side edged a dramatic title race with Liverpool last year to lift the crown.
But there will be one key difference as they look to repeat the feat when the new season gets underway after Puma took over their kit deal from Nike.
It is believed Puma have splashed the cash to land City as their flagship Premier League team after losing Arsenal to German rivals Adidas.
They are believed to have paid around £50m per year, more than double the Nike deal, in the third biggest kit deal in English football behind Manchester United and Chelsea.
Their first new kits for City were officially released on Monday, with a classy sky blue number featuring a nod to their 125th year in existence under the club crest.
It features a purple detail on the shoulder with a v-neck collar and features a woven jacquard wave pattern designed to pay homage to Manchester's industrial heritage by visually representing the looms which were integral to the industrial revolution.
The round-neck away kit is black, with a sky blue cuff around the right sleeve and peach around the left.
It also features yellow stripes on the left shoulder and is designed to celebrate the "Madchester" period of the late 1980s and early 1990s, being inspired by the former Hacienda nightclub.
“The partnership between Manchester City and PUMA goes beyond football," PUMA’s Global Brand Marketing Director Adam Petrick said.
"We want the club’s global fans and local Mancunians to all feel invested in this, and it starts with combining our very creative kit designs with authentic stories from Manchester’s history and music scene.
“We want to bring Manchester City and PUMA’s brand initiatives together when and wherever we can, and that means going beyond the pitch, into wider areas of football culture such as gaming, community, fashion and music.
"That’s how we can really impact football fans of all ages and demographics.”
City's new kit is set to be on display for the first time when they start their pre-season action with an Asia Trophy clash with Premier League rivals West Ham in China.
They will also tour Hong Kong and Japan before their mouth-watering Community Shield clash with rivals Liverpool at Wembley on August 4.
City's players have enjoyed an extended break after their domestic treble-winning heroics, with a return to training expected after another week off.
They will return to find their new Puma training kit waiting for them after their new kit deal came into effect.
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