West Ham United fans are closer to finding out who the club’s new kit makers will be.

Last week West Ham’s owners continued their charm offensive by offering fans a say in the club’s future kit designs.

The Hammers go into the last of a five year deal with kit maker Umbro next season.

The firm replaced fans’ favourites Adidas as kit manufacturers.

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Speculation rife over new kit maker

Speculation from SAB meetings with vice-chairman Karren Brady suggested Umbro will be replaced by Nike for the 2020/21 season.

A deal was believed to have been struck with Nike (West Ham World) as the sportswear giant aims to tighten its grip on London clubs.

But Hammers insider ExWHUemployee, a reliable source of information on goings on at the club, this week suggested otherwise.

Not Nike, could be Umbro but Kappa and Under Armour mentioned

The Twitter and radio personality has hinted that in fact neither Nike or former kit maker’s Adidas will be the next kit supplier.

That led to speculation on Twitter over the identity of the new kit makers.

ExWHUemployee told his 56,000 followers that an announcement is ‘expected soon’.

That paved the way for speculation on Twitter with some fans claiming it would be either Kappa or Under Armour.

Indeed there was even a suggestion that a new deal will be struck with Umbro.

Here are a selection of tweets from Hammers fans discussing the possible new kit makers.

 

‘Why can’t fans just design the kits?’

 

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