After weeks of speculation West Ham United have provided an official update on its consultation between fans and a new kit manufacturer.

But supporters are still waiting to find out which company it 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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Mystery surrounds next kit maker

Speculation from previous meetings between vice-chairman Karren Brady and fan groups 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, has suggested otherwise.

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Which company will take over from Umbro?

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.

Now West Ham have made provided an official update on the situation on the club’s official website.

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Supporters have met with 2020/21 kit makers

“The Official Supporters Board met with the club and our kit manufacturer to provide ideas and suggestions for the Home, Away and Third kit designs for our 2020/21 campaign,” West Ham confirmed on Wednesday.

“Feedback was collated by the OSB from the wider fanbase. And shared with the Club to help inform the design process.

“Agenda items covered the considerations made by the manufacturer in the design process, including technical specifications, Premier League regulations and performance requirements, before an open discussion was held on the most iconic kits in the Club’s history, as well as some of the favourite elements of past strips that supporters noted when submitting feedback to the OSB.”

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