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The Premier League Will Play With Its Very Own Nike Merlin Ball Next Season

Inspired by the urban landscapes of England’s cities, the new ball will light up matches with its vivid graphics and enhanced traction

26th June 2019

Inspired by the urban landscapes of England’s cities, the new ball will light up matches with its vivid graphics and enhanced traction

To spark the excitement of a new Premier League season – and to also commemorate the 20th anniversary between Nike and the Premier League – the pair have joined forces once again to release an extra-special match ball that will be used throughout the entirety of the next campaign. 

The official 2019-20 football is the very first version of the Nike Merlin that is produced solely for the Premier League. Inspired by the urban landscapes of England’s cities, the new ball will light up matches with its vivid graphics, while giving players an extra edge thanks to Nike’s latest innovations. 

In fact, the new design has been specifically enhanced to facilitate a faster style of play. The striking match ball comprises of just four fuse-welded panels to provide a bigger ‘sweet spot’ for ball striking while the Nike ‘Aerowtrack’ grooves on the ball ensure a more consistent flight. To complete the design, the ball features Nike’s signature ‘Urban Grip,’ an updated version of Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which is inspired by the terrain of English cities and will give enhanced traction whatever the surface or whatever the weather. 

“We wanted to design a ball that specifically illustrated the traits of Premier League football,” says Kieran Ronan, Nike GM of Global Equipment. “A ball that felt hyper-technical and precise in nature, but also inspired by this English culture of living and breathing Premier League football.”

Although the Merlin ball is making its debut with a pop pink colourway, the unique modular system design allows the graphic colours to be changed at will, so expect to see several different versions of the throughout the 2019/20. campaign. 

The 2019-20 Premier League Nike Merlin Football will be available July 4 on nike.com/football

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