As Barca and Nike have issues, the action Nike took that could annoy Laporta

FC Barcelona kits for next season have already been leaked online.

By Emmanuel Mendez

FC Barcelona could end their deal with Nike but the new shirts could still be made.
FC Barcelona could end their deal with Nike but the new shirts could still be made.
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The deal with Nike and FC Barcelona could soon end after FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta spoke about potentially terminating their contract with the American company. The Catalan club is willing to negotiate with Puma since the German company is offering a bigger deal that would benefit Barcelona. Barcelona has struggled to agree on a deal with Nike to improve the money they would receive even though they have been together for more than two decades. Their current deal with Nike expires in 2026 which means the American company plans to continue with FC Barcelona for the next two seasons.

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A reliable jersey collector and a socio for FC Barcelona leaked an image of the new jerseys for next season. It features Nike as the main sponsor of the shirts despite the issues with their current negotiations. FC Barcelona reports that Nike has already placed an order for the production of play-wear sports clothes for Barca's first-team players next season.

Nike factories in Thailand have reportedly begun manufacturing the first stock of orders at the beginning of April. One of the reasons is that FC Barcelona must prepare for the promotion of the home jersey in advance, which will probably take place in May and will set a release date. As of now, memorabilia1899 reports that no home jerseys have yet been shipped for next season from factories in Thailand that Nike produced. They also report that the lack of jerseys unavailable in the official stores of warehouses in Barcelona potentially means further delays and delivery of stock. This could be linked to the inability to buy jerseys in Barcelona stores.

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FC Barcelona has been planning to end their deal with Nike since last year

Mundo Deportivo reports that even though Nike has told FC Barcelona they have already started manufacturing the kits for the 2024/2025 season, Barca told them to stop. FC Barcelona told them to stop the manufacturing process in June 2023, as they were ending the relationship with the sports brand.

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