By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

20th May, 2020 | 9:09am

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Paul Robinson has hailed the new kit deal with Adidas as “the perfect match” and said that shirt sales will be “astonishingly big” if Leeds get promoted to the Premier League.

He also claimed that it would be the perfect opportunity for Adidas to produce a really iconic kit.

There’s been no official confirmation yet but Athletic journalist Phil Hay said in a Q&A last week that the deal had been done “a couple of months ago”.

Leeds will play out the remainder of the 19/20 season in Kappa.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “This deal just shows the magnitude of Leeds United and where they are in the scale of big football clubs.

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“They’ve been lying in the Championship and out of the Premier League for a long time now and the support of the fanbase is as strong as it’s ever been.

“They’re a superbly supported club, home and away. Shirt sales will be astonishingly big and the return to the Premier League… they will sell millions of them.

“Everywhere you go in this area, people will be buying Leeds shirts, especially in the season they return to the Premier League.

“You’d just like to think, teaming up with Adidas, a massive global brand, if Leeds are to go into the Premier League that it would be the chance to make a really iconic kit, white and gold, white and silver… a really smart kit. It’s the perfect match for the two and if they do go up Adidas and Leeds will be a great pairing.”

The Leeds fans can’t wait to get their hands on the new Adidas kit and all the pieces are in place for a sensational return to the Premier League.

Apart from one thing. The uncertainty over the Coronavirus outbreak remains and it means that Kappa are getting a time extension on their deal.

We can’t imagine a better time for Leeds to showcase a new Adidas strip, though, than in the top-flight.

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