With scores of concept kits doing the rounds of late West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has lifted the lid on the real thing.
Next season’s West Ham kits are more significant than usual.
West Ham fans love to see a bit of effort made with their kits whether they respect tradition, go retro or try to be original.
The focus right now is on the Hammers trying to stay in the Premier League after back-to-back 2-0 defeats following the season restart.
West Ham set for 125th anniversary season
West Ham celebrate their 125th anniversary next season.
They will want to do that as a Premier League club first and foremost.
But fans will also want to do it in style with the kits that are released to commemorate the milestone.
West Ham signed a new extended deal with kit maker Umbro last year. The company has a mixed success rate when it comes to West Ham kits.
And the pressure is on to produce quality strips befitting the club’s landmark year.
Insider lifts lid on what new kits look like
Now reliable insider ExWHUemployee has revealed what the kits will look like on Twitter.
The home shirt will be similar to West Ham’s classic strips of the 1950s and 60s.
It looks as though they will be Umbro’s take on the brilliant Fila kits made famous during the Paolo Di Canio years.
“As described on the podcast I have seen the home and away shirts,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.
“These are very similar to what they will look like with Betway and Umbro and the badge on.
“The third one is apparently black and gold (although I’ve not see that one).”
Please be like this (no chance but can dream) pic.twitter.com/20LWe5AmYl
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) June 26, 2020
Black and gold claim sparks hopes of Juventus-style third kit
The mention of black and gold instantly had fans thinking of the classy Juventus third kit from five years ago which proved popular among football fans worldwide.
Whether West Ham’s black and gold third strip looks anything like that remains to be seen.
The anonymous Twitter and podcast personality also went on to suggest the kits could be released on the official 125th anniversary of Thames Ironworks – Monday June 29.
If so West Ham have just two days to wait until the big reveal.