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PUMA 2021/22 third kits leak online

Tom Gott
May 4, 2021, 2:15 PM GMT+1
PUMA have revealed their design for their third kits
PUMA have revealed their design for their third kits | Visionhaus/Getty Images

We're at that time of the year when next season's kits start emerging online, and the latest bunch to join in the fun are the PUMA third kits.

PUMA work with some of the game's biggest teams across Europe, with the likes of Manchester City, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille some of the most eye-catching names in the PUMA team.

Thanks to the folks over at Todo Sobre Camisetas, we've been given a sneak peak into what PUMA are set to offer us for the 2021/22 season, and... yeah.

Doing away with the badge on shirts, PUMA look to be heading down the route of using team names instead. The tag line is supposedly: "Your badge may change over time, but it's your name that leaves a legacy."

We saw this with their national team shirts, which were simple and generally inoffensive. The Italy shirt is actually quite clean.

The club ones, however, have done their fair share of offending online.

As for the colours of the shirts, they're pretty standard.

City have been handed a 'peacoat' base colour (navy for all us normal folk), Dortmund will keep their electric yellow, Milan get black and Marseille are rocking a bright blue. They'll all be combined with each time's iconic colours to add a splash of individuality to each.

The biggest aspect of each shirt is the sponsor logo, which takes pride of place right in the middle of the chest. Milan's leaked image still says 'sponsor placement', but that'll obviously say Fly Emirates when all is said and done.

PUMA have joined Nike and adidas is taking a global approach to their kits, creating one base idea and then sculpting it to match the needs of each of their teams.

We're still waiting for the designs for Gladbach, Eindhoven, and Valencia, but if they're anything like these ones, there'll be a few more debates on Twitter.

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