Manchester City are expected to launch a vibrant white third kit designed by Puma in 2020/21 that incorporates an unmistakable Paisley print and will be utterly unique in the football world.
Puma have been supplying City kits since last summer and didn’t exactly go for subtle in their first attempts, with this season’s black away kit featuring yellow, pink and sky blue trim, while the third kit was a painfully vivid ‘Fizzy Yellow’ and ‘Georgia Peach’ fade.
The colours that will be used for next season’s third kit are described by kit leak specialists Footy Headlines as ‘White Whisper’, which will be the base, and ‘Peacoat’ for the darker trim.
The Paisley print has ties to the music scene of the 1960s and resurgence in 1990s, particularly Manchester – former Oasis front-man and celebrity City fan Liam Gallagher is no stranger.
City’s expected home kit will also have ties to Manchester. The sky blue colour will be broken up into a mosaic-like pattern, with mosaic artwork commonly associated with the city. It will be worn with white shorts and dark blue socks, which is removed from the sky blue or white often used.
In contrast to the lighter colours of the home kit and third kit, City’s 2020/21 away kit is expected to be much darker. Footy Headlines anticipates inspiration in the design to again come from Manchester, specifically a nod to the architecture in the urban heritage park Castlefield area.
Having been crowned champions in back-to-back seasons in 2017/18 and 2018/19, City will be hoping to get back to those levels again in 2020/21 after falling behind Liverpool this season.
Their four Premier League titles during the 2010s made City the single most successful club of the decade ahead of Chelsea (3), Manchester United (2) and Leicester (1).