Barcelona may have been put in the shade somewhat by Real Madrid’s exploits over the weekend but they have stolen a march on their rivals with the release of their 2016/17 home jersey (above). Quite simply, it is a beauty.

A return to the vertical stripes is the first thing you will notice as the Camp Nou club go back to their heritage and it is stunning. A clear homage to the 1992 European Cup winning jersey, that was one of the most iconic of all football jerseys and revered by fans worldwide.

The jersey has of course been updated to the highest modern spec and while Barca are still in negotiations for a new sponsorship deal they have gone right ahead and released the jersey anyway. Because they can.

The lack of a sponsor is a real throw back and will leave this version as a highly sought after prize. We can’t wait to see it on pitch with the magical trio of Suarez, Messi and Neymar in 2016.

The 2016/17 unsponsored Barcelona jersey is available now at Elverys