As we enter July, Leeds United fans are still waiting to get even a glimpse of the club’s 2022/23 playing kits.
In a busy transfer window so far, the Whites have brought in three new players but look set to lose star men Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha in the coming days in what looks like a mini overhaul of Jesse Marsch’s squad for the upcoming campaign.
But with supporters slowly adjusting to life under the American boss, having survived Premier League relegation by the skin of their teeth, there is an impatience slowly growing among a section of the fanbase who want to see the club’s new kits.
We already know SBOTOP will remain as the main shirt sponsor and that Adidas will once again be the manufacturer, and after a long wait we finally have some news on United’s new home jersey.
A statement from the club reads: “Leeds United can confirm that our 2022/23 kit will go on sale to supporters in August. The 2022/23 home kit will be revealed during the second week of July and the men’s first team will debut the exciting new kit in our friendly match with Brisbane Roar on July 14, 2022.”
The news will likely receive mixed reviews from the fanbase, with many likely to be relieved a date has finally been put on the matter, while others will feel disappointed they have to wait another month and just days before the new season to buy it.
Kit manufacturer Adidas has apologised for the delay, with a spokesperson stating: “As a result of unprecedented challenges over the past year, we expect to see a delay to Leeds United’s 2022/23 match and training wear. We understand and apologise for any frustration felt by fans at this time.
“We’re working hard with Leeds United to find the best solution on delivering the product as soon we can. More information will be provided soon.”
It’s good to finally have some news on the new kit but why do we always seem to be the last team to unveil their new kits?
I know, I’m moaning here and it matters more who is in the kit than what it looks like, but you can’t help but feel if Leeds and Adidas were a bit more prompt about these things then shirt sales would already be through the roof!
Still, we have two weeks to wait and it will be nice to see the lads run out in it during their Australian tour.