Leeds unveil yellow and blue third kit THREE months into the season… and the official shirt will still cost fans £65
- Leeds United’s third kit is a throwback to their once traditional away colours
- The strip will be worn for the first time in Saturday’s clash with West Brom
- Fans will have to pay £121.95 to get the full kit with a name, number and badges
Leeds United have taken the unusual step of launching a new third kit for the 2018-19 season three months after the campaign began.
The Championship side announced the arrival of a yellow and blue kit, which harks back to their traditional away colours, on Wednesday morning.
They will wear their new shirt for the first time in Saturday evening’s Championship tie against West Bromwich Albion.
Leeds stars Tyler Roberts (left) and Pontus Jansson pose in the new yellow and blue third kit
The kit is a throwback to the club’s once-traditional away colours with blue and white sleeves
THIRD KIT PRICES
Shirt: £50 (£65 for ‘Bodyfit’ style)
Name and number: £12.95
EFL sleeve badges: £7
Total: £106.95 (£121.95 with Bodyfit)
Junior full kit combo: £60
A striking shade of yellow, the shirt is likely to prove popular among the Elland Road faithful, but anyone hoping to kit themselves out in the full uniform faces having to pay £121.95.
An exact replica of the shirts that players will wear on matchdays, known as ‘Bodyfit’, retails at £65 while shorts and socks cost £25 and £12 respectively. Names, numbers and EFL badges cost a combined total of £19.95.
Fans can save £15 by opting for the more comfortable regular-fitting shirt, which is available for £50. Meanwhile, a junior package will set parents back £60.
Features on the shirt include the club motto ‘Marching on Together’ embossed onto the front of the shirt in a vertical text pattern and ‘Leeds United’ woven onto the reverse collar.
Leeds defender Barry Douglas poses in the new third kit during the promotional launch
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Although it is certainly one of the more memorable kits among Championship sides this season, fans may feel bemused at the thought of shelling out full price in November, several months after the season began.
Sales will, however, certainly be boosted if Leeds can keep up their table-topping form and continue their aim of returning to the Premier League.
Leeds have not experienced life in the top flight since being relegated in 2004. They dropped as low as the third tier but look more likely than ever to get back into the country’s elite division.
Much of the excitement surrounding the club has been generated by the arrival of legendary manager Marcelo Bielsa.
The Argentine is already considered a cult hero among fans, not least because he sits on a blue bucket during matches.
Leeds recently drew ridicule for launching an official version of the bucket, which is available from the Elland Road store and costs an outrageous £80.
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has taken to sitting on a blue bucket during matches
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