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What could hummel’s first Everton kits look like?

Everton will be the Danish kit manufacturer’s flagship club

Ipswich Town v Coventry City - Sky Bet Championship - Portman Road
Two young Coventry City fans in the stands wearing hummel kits
Photo by Nigel French/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images

Everton announced a record-breaking deal today with sportswear manufacturer hummel, with their current contract with Umbro coming to an end whenever the 2019-20 season concludes.

The three-year contract with the Danish company is estimated to be worth in the region of £8-10 million per season, which is roughly double the value of Everton’s deal with Umbro.

As the club’s technical partner, hummel will create the kits for the men’s, women’s and academy squads, as well as the coaching and Everton in the Community staff.

Rumour of a switch to hummel has been circulating for a few months, and the Blues immediately become the biggest club in the hummel portfolio, which also includes the Danish national team and a number of clubs in England’s Championship, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Japan among others.

We take a quick look at a few kits that were designed and made by hummel from the current season, starting with the Denmark national team.

Denmark v Gibraltar - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier
Denmark’s iconic home kit
Photo by Boris Streubel - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images
Republic of Ireland v Denmark - UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier
Christian Eriksen in the away kit
Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Glasgow Rangers - current contract expires at the end of this season

Rangers FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg
Glasgow Rangers home kit
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Middlesbrough -

Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough’s home kit
Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Charlton Athletic -

Middlesbrough v Charlton Athletic - Sky Bet Championship - Riverside Stadium
Charlton’s third kit, including the goalie’s shirt
Photo by Richard Sellers/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images

Coventry City -

Oldham Athletic -

Oldham Athletic v Newport County - Sky Bet League 2
Oldham’s home kit
Photo by Eddie Garvey/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Outside of football, hummel had also designed the Great Britain Lions’ kit for the rugby league.

Talk had been rife that the Blues would move on from Umbro following the manufacturer’s embarrassing failure to deliver this season’s kits on time with merchandise not available in stores until after the season had begun, and the Blues forced to use last season’s third kit in at least one game this season. Previous to Umbro, the Toffees had been sponsored by Le Coq Sportif who had also been beset with issues on delivery and quality.

The Toffees were also with Nike from 2012-2014, but had been handed a number of cookie-cutter shirt designs that had fans quite displeased. Speaking of fans, a number of creative Blues have already been trialing designs on Twitter for the new kit with a new sponsor since Everton are going to be terminating their contract with betting company SportPesa at the end of this season.

(Unroll the thread to see all the designs)

Another fan has also shown some concept kits, with Mike Tyson & Alki David’s joint venture SwissX, a ‘lifestyle’ company which sells cannabis-related products.