In an official club statement on Monday afternoon, Newcastle United confirmed the launch of the new Newcastle home shirt.
A leaked image of Dwight Gayle wearing the new shirt, which had been circulated on Monday morning, proved to be the real deal.
As part of the push for the new shirt, a video has also appeared to celebrate the 125 year Newcastle home shirt design launch, watch it here.
Newcastle United official statement – Monday 15 May 2017:
Newcastle United has revealed its new 2017/18 PUMA home kit ahead of the club’s 125th anniversary season.
Featuring a new commemorative crest to honour the club’s milestone year, the kit also features the Magpies’ new sponsor – FUN88 – for the very first time.
The Far Eastern gaming company has agreed a three-year deal with the club and will feature on all adult shirts and training wear.
The new home kit and sponsor were revealed in a special video, with some of the Magpies’ legendary former players teaming up with members of the current first team for a photo shoot.
PUMA has created a classic version of the club’s famous black and white stripes for 2017/18, adding black shorts and black socks with a white turnover – a familiar look to some iconic home strips over the years.
The club has also selected red numbers and lettering on the reverse of the shirt for its anniversary campaign, a nod to the style worn by many of the club’s greatest ever players and teams over the years.
Lee Charnley, managing director at Newcastle United, said: “We have worked closely with PUMA to deliver a design that celebrates our history.
“The anniversary crest, simplicity of the design and the red numbers on the back of the shirt are just small touches that make it a special kit for a milestone season.”
Newcastle United’s 2017/18 PUMA home kit will go on sale at the stadium store and nufcdirect.com from Thursday 15th June. The club’s away and third kits will be officially revealed on club channels this summer.
As part of gambling regulations, junior kits will remain unbranded.’