It has become an unsaid custom in football for teams to wear a special pre match jersey during the warm-up building up to the game.
While these jerseys are not used in any official game, they often highlight certain lesser- known details of the club’s history or play homage to some iconic kits.
According to reports from Footy Headlines, Adidas are set to unveil a retro Real Madrid jersey in 2023. The kit is said to be inspired from the 1990s and attempt to recreate the iconic jersey worn by the team between 1998 and 2000.
At that time, it was the first Real Madrid kit designed by Adidas after they replaced Kelme.
The front of the jersey is largely white with Navy Blue stripes on the sleeves and the collar. It also boasts of bold Navy-Orange-Navy EQT stripes on both sides to add a sparkle to the piece.
The centre of the shirt features the logo of the club and an Adidas logo right above the crest. It is a tribute to the EQT era in which Adidas could not release a kit for Los Blancos.
The kit is rumoured to be available by late December or early January and will retail for about €90 Euros. While the team will not wear it in an official match, it could be a staple pre-match jersey in the latter half of the season.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.