Staggering cost of kids' kits for 2020-21 season revealed with Man Utd setting you back eye-watering £87.90
THE staggering cost of kids' football kits for the new season has been revealed with eye-watering figures for parents to pay out.
Young fans hoping to replicate their heroes by wearing the full kit must rely on loved ones splashing as much as £100 to be decked out.
Research by whataretheodds.co.uk tallied up the total cost of an official replica junior shirt, shorts and socks for all 20 Premier League clubs.
And it is Tottenham supporters who must shell out a whopping £100 for the full outfit – whereas Burnley's is the cheapest kit at £60.
1 – Tottenham (Nike) – £100
Spurs' junior kit is the most expensive in the Premier League and is the only one which goes into triple figures.
Fans must pay £55 for the youth shirt – although an 'elite' option is available for £85 – £30 for the shorts and £15 for a pair of socks. No club charges more for any of the three parts.
To make matters worse, it seems most of the fans don't even like the design, labelling it as "awful".
2= – Chelsea (Nike) – £99.85
Coming in just 15p cheaper across the whole kit are Chelsea and Liverpool.
Nike, for some reason, have knocked off 5p for the shirt, shorts and socks for the Blues and Reds.
That's a lot of kits needed to cover the cost of Roman Abramovich's summer spending spree…
2= – Liverpool (Nike) – £99.85
Young Liverpool supporters wanting to celebrate seeing their team win the Premier League for the first must do so at a hefty price.
On top of the initial £54.95 for the shirt, add Champions League badges (£15), Fifa Club World Cup badge (£5) and 'Alexander-Arnold 66' on the back and suddenly the shirt itself is £89.95 – plus the extra £3 for '66' on the shorts.
That makes a grand total of £137.85… luckily there is free delivery.
4 – Man Utd (Adidas) – £87.90
The most expensive of the Adidas kits is, unsurprisingly, Manchester United's.
A junior shirt from the German brand sets supporters back £49.95 with the shorts a standard £24.95 and socks £13 – or get on the MUFC online store and pick up last season's kit for half price.
5= – Newcastle (Puma) – £87
Coming in at £87 are two of the four Puma kits for the new campaign. Unsurprisingly, the £50 shirt, £25 shorts and £12 socks are all available from the likes of Sports Direct – owned by Newcastle chief Mike Ashley.
Although in typical fashion, the kids' shirts are already on sale with £5 off. And, like with many junior kits, there is no sponsor to comply with age restrictions including no betting or alcohol on kids' clothing.
5= – Man City (Puma) – £87
Like Newcastle, the Manchester City kit costs £50 for the shirt, £25 for a pair of shorts and £12 to complete the kit with the socks.
As expected there are plenty of places to pick up the 'mosaic' design, including Pro Direct Soccer.
7 – Sheffield Utd (Adidas) – £85
Forget Arsenal or Leeds, it is Sheffield United who come in next with the second-dearest junior kit. A different sponsor is used for the Under-18s.
The best website to buy the Blades' kit is from the club's official website with the shirt £45, shorts £25 and socks a hefty £15.
8 – Fulham (Adidas) – £83
In the wealthy area of West London, Fulham fans are used to paying premium prices.
And it is no different for the junior kits with the Cottagers charging the most out of the three promoted sides.
9= – Aston Villa (Kappa) – £82
After surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, clearly Villa Park bosses are hoping to raise some extra funds for signings…. by charging £82 for the replica kids' kit.
That includes a £45 shirt made by Kappa which can be bought at Kitbag.
9= – Leeds United (Adidas) – £82
Leeds are finally back in the Premier League after 16 years of waiting – and they have turned to Adidas to make their kits.
It is a tasty number, too, but fans will need to fork out £45 to get their handson one – and then £37 for the rest.
11 – West Ham (Umbro) – £80
Umbro are making two Premier League kits this season – and both in claret and blue.
The difference the version in East London costs £20 more than in the north-west with the retro style available from UK Soccer Shop.
12= – Arsenal (Adidas) – £79
Compared to the rest of the 'Big Six', the Arsenal junior kit is a relative bargain at £79.
Adidas are charging £45 for the shirt, £22 for shorts and £12 for socks, £5, £2.95 and £1 less than United's prices respectively.
12= – West Brom (Puma) – £79
Arsenal's kit costs the same amount as the new West Brom one for their return to the Premier League.
Puma clearly aren't expecting sales to be flying off the shelves… with the kit not even on the website.
Maybe try the official store instead – but don't forget your sunglasses in case you see the away or third kits.
14 – Leicester (Adidas) – £77
A third season with Adidas following the switch from Puma has delivered another classic Leicester kit.
And it will set young Foxes back £77 for the whole thing with only Burnley charging less than the £40 for the home shirt.
15= – Brighton (Nike) – £75
Brighton are charging £75 for their new Nike home kit… and you can't even see the white stripes.
The Seagulls have moved away from their traditional style with a neat blue number complete with very thin pinstripes.
15= – Everton (Hummel)£75
A new brand but the same old story when it comes to pricing.
Hummel are making the Everton kits this year and the full set will set young Toffees supporters £45 for the shirt, £20 for the shorts and just £10 for the socks.
But you can bet plenty of Evertonians will be begging for 'James 19' strips.
15= – Wolves (Adidas) – £75
Not only have Wolves got a lovely fresh jersey for the new season, it is also available at the lower end of the price range.
Just like Brighton and Everton, the Molineux club are getting junior fans to pay £75 – although only £40 for the shirt – and you can get it from JD Sports.
18 – Southampton (Under Armour) – £74
Under Armour have got just the one Premier League kit deal this season – and look determined to keep it secure by putting a seat belt across the new Southampton jersey.
But fans may have to break open the safe to stump up the £42, £22 and £10 for the shirt, shorts and socks respectively.
19 – Crystal Palace (Puma) – £71
Crystal Palace are many people's tip for relegation this season but finishing 19th in this table is not too bad.
Puma spared no expense on designing the three Palace kits which all use the same patters just with different colour schemes. Regardless, young eagles will need to pay £71 for the whole thing.
20 – Burnley (Umbro) – £60
When it comes to finances, Burnley very often get it spot on – and they have done once again here with their junior kit costing just £60.
With their £35 shirt and £15 shorts both £5 cheaper than any others in the top flight and no one charging less than their £10 for socks, Burnley fans can count themselves lucky.
The £60 price is £11 cheaper than any full kit and a whopping £40 less than Spurs fans must pay.
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