Ryan Bertrand to Join Under Armour

Update: Having worn blacked-out Nike Hypervenom boots over the last two months, Ryan Bertrand was recently spotted in branded Under Armour SpeedForm cleats (via @SFCMatt79). A switch to the up-and-coming US brand looks highly likely, especially given that Bertrand's club, Southampton, is set to be kitted out by UA from next season.

Is Ryan Bertrand set to leave Adidas? The 26-year old Southampton left back and England international debuted an one-of-a-kind blackout pair of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom Leather Boots, indicating that his contract with Adidas has come to an end.

Ryan Bertrand previously laced up in the synthetic version of the Solar Red Adidas X 15.1. He had been wearing Adidas Boots (predominantly Adidas' F50 Adizero) since he is 20 years old, while he laced up in Puma's Speed Boots at the start of his carer.

Ryan Bertrand Debuts Custom Blackout Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Leather Boots

Close-up picture of the blackout boots worn by Ryan Bertrand.

Boasting a stealth look that is not showing any brandings, Ryan Bertrand's blackout boots are one the best blacked-out boots we've ever seen. Therefore, it was quite hard to figure out what exactly he was wearing. But our team of boot experts has worked together and found out what exactly he laced up in.

The Ryan Bertrand 2016 Boots are a blackout version of the leather edition of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Soccer Boots with a cut-off Dynamic Fit collar that is less than half as high the regular sock-like collar of the agility boots. And as we've now already cleared up with his boots, there is only one question that remains. Has Ryan Bertrand left Adidas?

As he wore branded Adidas Boots (Solar Red Adidas X 15.1) in the last match of 2015 (December 28 | West Ham United vs Southampton) and switched to the blackout boots for the first match of 2016 (January 2 | Southampton vs Norwich City), it's almost certain that his contract finished on December 31 and that he is now a free agent.

One-of-a-kind. What do you think of Ryan Bertrand's blackout boots? Let us know in the comments below, and also feel free to guess which brand the England international will join in the coming months (We think it will be Nike).