Premier League hi-vis winter ball revealed in stunning throwback to iconic Total 90 design

WINTER'S arrival in the Premier League has been signalled by the release of a new Nike yellow ball for the 2019/20 season.

But those wanting to get their hands on the official Hi-Vis Merlin model will have to fork out a whopping £117.95.

Premier League hi-vis winter ball revealed in stunning throwback to iconic Total 90 design3 The new Nike Hi-Vis Merlin is inspired by the 2004/05 winter Premier League ball

Two cheaper alternatives are available on the Nike website – the Strike Pro for £33.95 – or the Premier League Pitch £17.95.

Fans will get their first look at the new design with the ball to be used in the top flight from October 25.

The ball is inspired by the first Nike Total 90 Aerow Hi-Vis to grace the Premier League, which was used during the 2004/05 campaign.

This season's ball continues with the traditional yellow and blue design – with the new Merlin paying homage to the Nike Total 90 by having a 'T90' logo featured on one of its panels.

In a surprising move, the new Hi-Vis will have a different design to the regular season Merlin for the first time.

This season is the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Nike and the Premier League, and to celebrate their partnership, the sports manufacturer has decided to re-release a limited number of Hi-Vis Total 90 footballs.

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Premier League hi-vis winter ball revealed in stunning throwback to iconic Total 90 design3 The new Hi-Vis winter ball will be on show in the top-flight from October 25

The replicas will be available for purchase on the Nike website on November 7, with the ball to come in a commemorative box.

The introduction of the yellow ball is believed to be the solution to the reduced daylight of winter.

It is thought that the Hi-Vis design helps fans and players view the ball better in adverse weather conditions.

Premier League hi-vis winter ball revealed in stunning throwback to iconic Total 90 design3 Nike will reissue the iconic Nike Total 90 Aerow Hi-Vis ball next month

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