The problem has been present since the start of the season, but was especially noticeable in last week’s Europa Conference League defeat to Legia Warsaw, which started in high heat, with several players forced to change shirts during the match.
They have now decided enough is enough, with Villa asking Manchester-based Castore what can be done to improve the situation.
The club regards the issue as a performance issue and expects a solution to be found quickly. Both the home and away jerseys are said to be suffering from the same problem. Castore, who also kit Wolves and Newcastle, signed a multi-year contract with Villa at the start of last season.
The replica shirts will not be affected by the development process, with the current focus being on improving things for the first team.
Aston Villa players have complained to the club about the quality of their shirts.
“Unai Emery’s first team are unhappy with the way their jerseys are presented during matches – complaining that they are heavy and uncomfortable – and have asked for changes. Club captain John McGinn and team-mates increasingly frustrated by a problem that has dogged them since the first day of the season at Newcastle.
“Villa’s shirts, made by Manchester-based company Castore, appeared to absorb sweat and Emery’s players were sweating just minutes after kick-off.
The problem was particularly acute during last week’s trip to Legia Warsaw in their Europa Conference League opener – and now the players have decided enough is enough.
“The club’s hierarchy are aware of the problem and have contacted Castor to find a solution – speed is now of the essence. Those in power will also not take ‘no’ for an answer.” , as this was considered by Villa to be a performance issue.” – and any failure to resolve it quickly will be frowned upon.
The club’s changing kit is also said to have suffered a similar problem and this also needs to be rectified. However, replica shirt numbers will not be affected – a solution was initially sought for the first team only.
“This news will be a huge embarrassment for Castore, who only signed a ‘multi-year’ contract with Villa at the start of last season. They also have deals with Newcastle United, the England cricket team and Sir Andy Murray, among others.