Pablo Barrera arrived at Chadwell Heath for the first time this week having already had the pleasure of wearing the famous claret and blue of West Ham United.
The Mexico winger was given the privilege of being one of the first to wear both the new home and away kits for next season during a special photo-shoot on the Boleyn Ground pitch. The 23-year-old was joined by young Hammers fans for the event to promote the new Macron strips, which are already proving hugely popular.
FIFA World Cup star Barrera had the youngsters enthralled as he kicked a ball around with them on the hallowed turf and the kids - also all wearing the new strips - could hardly hide their excitement. Avram Grant's new summer recruit was equally enthusiastic and gladly posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Barrera said: "It is a good shirt. I am looking forward to playing in the shirt and of course, hopefully scoring goals in it as well. It is just nice to be here and meet everybody - it was a lot of fun, the children were very good. I am just looking forward to wearing the new kit and playing for West Ham. I will give everything for this club."
Both strips combine cutting edge continental ideas with the Hammers' homegrown history and are the first produced since Macron became the club's new technical partners. The home kit cannot be bought until Thursday 5 August but be sure to place your order now to ensure you have it as soon as available.
The away shirt is white with claret and sky blue hoops around the middle. The shorts and socks are both in matching sky blue, with the round neck enhancing the retro feel. The claret home top has a classic collar style with blue sleeves, with contrasting white shorts and socks to complement.
Macron are leading the way for kit innovation, providing bespoke shirts that allowed the club to respond to fan feedback as well as provide stylish training gear to complement. There has been strong attention to detail, particularly on the shirt with the design of the cut, the inserts and the combination of fabrics allowing better movement for optimum performance.
Taking part were:
Hannah McWeeney 18, Patsy McWeeney 17, David Sullivan 12, Jack Sullivan 10, Charlie Sutton 8, Daniel Beestone 7, Danny Bolt 7, Maddison Kitcher 4, Gabriel Warren 4, Alfie Warren 2, Braydon Bolt 18 months, Molly Jean Elsdon 18 months and Jasmine Baptiste 3
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