The home kit has thinner stripes than this season and a round neck, while the away jersey is blue with gold trim. United's other kit, likened to the Saudi Arabia national jersey, is white and green. Newcastle are 80%-owned by the Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund following a takeover late last year.
"We were very aware when we went to Saudi Arabia, the interest in Newcastle is huge. I’m making an assumption here, but, I think, our kit manufacturer has probably acknowledged that, hence why we’ve ended up where we are.”
The shirts do not bear a sponsor logo. The club, which has been sponsored by FUN88 since 2017, has not yet revealed whether there will be a change of sponsor.
United announced a “new long-term commercial agreement" with FUN88 two years ago. Speaking at the time then-managing director Lee Charnley said: “We are delighted FUN88 has renewed its relationship with Newcastle United, and committed its support to the club over a number of years to come.”
The government, however, has drafted legislation to ban gambling sponsors from football shirts following a recommendation from a House of Lords select committee in 2020.
Newcastle’s new owners, looking to increase the club’s commercial revenues, have been tipped to find a new shirt sponsor.