Barcelona have rejected Nike's 'groundbreaking' proposal for 2020/21 away kit

Nike have been Barcelona's kit manufacturer for years

For many football clubs, kits can play a crucial part in generating income.

It's obvious that the more aesthetically pleasing the kit, the more people will want to buy them.

Football clubs will often take risks each year, knowing that the more unique the kit, the more chance it has of selling well.

That has been a tactic adopted by Barcelona in recent years.

For example, in the 2015/16 season the Catalan giants decided to use a kit where the stripes were horizontal rather than vertical; the first time that has happened in the club's history.

And it seems they want to keep changing things up in the coming years.

Nike have long manufactured Barcelona's kits and that will continue for the next few seasons.

The sportswear giants know that Barcelona like taking risks with their kits and thus have been making unique proposals to the club.

However, one particular proposal has been rejected by Blaugrana.

It is believed Barcelona rejected the kit as it was too similar to Real Madrid's

According to Mundo Deportivo, Nike designed a 'groundbreaking' away kit for the 2020/21 season which would commemorate the Catalan patron saint, St George.

The kit was mainly white with a red cross on the front.

You can view it below:

Those who saw it described the kit as 'spectacular', but it has ultimately been rejected by Barcelona.

Of course, the colour white does not tend to feature on Barcelona's kits.

In fact, the last kit which has featured any hint of the colour was the Kappa-designed home kit in 1992; and even that caused a stir.

This is because of their rivalry with Real Madrid, and the Daily Mail claim that this was the reason for it being rejected.

That's probably a sensible decision, as it is likely there would have been uproar had the club gone through with Nike's proposal.

The majority of Barcelona fans who have seen the kit have vented their disapproval.

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