Date: 31st January 2020 at 6:00pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after The Athletic’s Phil Hay shared that our charcoal-and-pink kit is the club’s most successful away strip ever.

United have a huge demand for replica versions of the jerseys worn by Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team with overall sales in excess of 110,000 this season, enough for the club to rank inside the country’s top ten.

Experts suggest the Whites may even rank inside the top-six, which would boost the value of our current deal with Kappa with Hay adding that the agreement struck in 2015 can generate around £2million a year depending on sales.

That figure is seen to be lucrative by Championship standards, but could be just a drop in the ocean of our rumoured imminent deal with Adidas, who are tipped to begin manufacturing our kits as of next season as the deal with Kappa expires this summer.

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Kappa came in for criticism on social media last summer when the charcoal-and-pink design was first revealed, with some fans dubbing the strip as ‘awful’ and ‘one of the worst’ we have had as a club – although there were a few who thought it was ‘great’.

The ‘great’ camp were clearly strong, with Hay noting that the design was our most successful away kit of all time.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Hay’s post…

In other Leeds United news, a rarely seen player has been offered a chance to leave Elland Road and join a Europa League outfit.

 
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