PSG kit launch gives fans first glimpse of post-Mbappé era

Paris Saint-Germain have given fans their first glimpse of what the team will look like without Kylian Mbappé with the release of the club’s new home kit for the 2024-25 season.

With their Champions League campaign over and their star man all but set to join Real Madrid this summer on a free transfer, PSG are preparing for life beyond Mbappé with a smart new primary squad forming part of their reorganization in progress.

Rising star Warren Zaire-Emery, the 18-year-old who recently signed a new contract with PSG, is one of the stars chosen to model the jersey.

Having experimented with unconventional designs in recent years, the 2024-25 home jersey remains quite close to the archetypal PSG home jersey, with the basic elements being a deep blue base and the famous red and white “Hechter” strip of the Parisians which crosses the jersey vertically. center.

However, upon closer inspection, the stripe has been slightly aged to create a faux brushstroke effect, which the club says serves as an homage to the contemporary urban art scene of Paris and its suburbs .

The return of the classic Hechter stripe to the home shirt also comes after PSG received complaints from supporters groups, increasingly disturbed after being forced into several years of non-conformist designs. The final appearance of the traditional red stripe came with the 2020-21 kit.

The stripe then disappeared completely in 2021-22 (being moved to the sleeve cuffs), before undergoing consecutive “revisions” in 2022-23 (an inverted color) and 2023-24 (shifted to the side of the torso), largely to the dismay of many fans.

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