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New Premier League club set for Castore kit deal despite Aston Villa ‘wet look’ controversy

New Premier League club set for Castore kit deal despite Aston Villa ‘wet look’ controversy

A new club are set for a deal with Castore.

A new Premier League club has agreed a deal with Castore despite the manufacturer having encountered issues with this season’s Aston Villa kits.

Villa players have complained about the season’s shirts, claiming they are uncomfortable as they retain too much sweat. Indeed, the new home claret and blue shirts are the worst affected, noticeably changing colour in games.

BBC Sport claimed Villa had hoped to resolve the issue by last weekend but to no avail, and talks with Castore remain at a delicate stage.

Moreover, The Telegraph reported that Villa and Castore are discussing an early termination of their multi-year contract. However, BBC Sport have reported that players will remain in their Castore kit for the rest of the season, with the club seeking to change the material, not the shirt design.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United have reportedly invoked an exit clause in their deal with Castore and will switch kit providers at the end of this season – even though the club describe the quality of their products as “extremely high.”

On the controversy surrounding this season’s Villa kits, a Castore spokesperson told SPORTbible: “There has been some media speculation about a potential issue in the football kit supplied by Castore to Aston Villa Football Club. We are working closely in collaboration with the club to address this issue as quickly as possible to meet the standards we expect. We would like to thank the club for their patience and support to date.

“As a proud new British brand, we always hold ourselves to the highest of standards and strive to do everything we can to constantly improve the performance of our products. This means addressing any customer concerns with promptness and humility.”

Despite the issues surrounding Villa’s Castore kit, the Telegraph claimed that Everton are set to move to the manufacturer next season.

That’s despite one club in the stable of prospective owners 777 Partners, Genoa, having cut short their deal with Castore after just one year over reported supply and delivery issues.

That has allegedly not put the breaks on negotiations between Everton and Castore for the British manufacturer to take over from Hummel as the Toffees kit provider from next season.

Everton’s current deal with Hummel runs out at the end of this season, with the Telegraph claiming club sources with knowledge of the situation believe Castore are in line to take their place.

The club is currently waiting for approval from the Premier League for the 777 Partners takeover to go ahead.

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Topics: Everton, Premier League, Newcastle United, Aston Villa