Dembélé, Raphinha & Piqué Wear Authentic Long-Sleeve Kits - "Player Issue" Shirts Launched By Club/Nike Soon?

Update: FC Barcelona played against Rayo Vallecano last night. Brazilian winger Raphinha switched to a long-sleeve football shirt for the second half, while French winger Ousmane Dembélé again wore a long-sleeve football kit for the whole match. Check out pictures of the goalless draw below.

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Update: It appears well possible that Nike/FC Barcelona will sell long-sleeve player-issue authentic versions of the club's 22-23 kits.

Nike FC Barcelona 22-23 Home Kit - Long-Sleeve Authentic Version

The long-sleeve Nike FC Barcelona 22-23 home kit was available via a seller in Thailand. Last year, FC Barcelona started to sell actual player-issue long-sleeve authentic kits in October. Thanks to PFJ.

Barcelona did sell long-sleeve authentic kits last seasonFC Barcelona Start To Sell Actual Player Issue Long-Sleeve Nike Kits

We have no info if and when Nike/Barcelona will sell long-sleeve authentic 2022-2023 kits.

7 August 2022: Earlier today, FC Barcelona faced Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy (6-0). Interestingly, French international Ousmane Dembélé and defender Gerard Piqué wore the FC Barcelona 2022-2023 home jersey with long sleeves. Let us find out more.

Ousmane Dembélé & Gerard Piqué Wear Long-Sleeve FC Barcelona Kits

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Dembélé played one half today before being substituted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Interestingly, Dembélé & Piqué decided to wear a long-sleeve football shirt today with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees.

Most players prefer wearing short sleeves in the heat, but it is remarkable that Ousmane Dembélé and Gerard Piqué decided to wear a traditional long-sleeve football shirt.

Nike does not sell long-sleeve FC Barcelona kitsIt is quite a letdown for FC Barcelona supporters that Nike does not offer long-sleeve football shirts. As a result, Ousmane Dembélé's custom long-sleeve kit will become a sought-after collectors item.

A picture of Piqué perfectly illustrates how the Dri-Fit ADV long sleeves have been custom made for the players.

Ousmane Dembélé

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Gerard Piqué

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Have you spotted more players with long-sleeve kits this summer? Do you think Nike will start to sell long-sleeve kits again soon? Share your thoughts in the comments below.