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After being spotted in the adidas Copa a few days ago, it is with the f50 adizero that Thiago Alcantara trained with Liverpool.
A few weeks ago, Thiago Alcantara stunned everyone by using a pair of Copa 20.1 during a Liverpool training session. An obviously surprising choice for a player under contract with Nike and who had embodied the range Hypervenom then Phantom Venom in the past. While the Phantom GT range was launched almost six months ago, the former Bayern Munich player does not seem to have been convinced by the qualities of the pair and he continues to wear the Phantom Venom in official matches. But while he had abandoned the Copa since this famous training, it is with a f50 adizero from 2011 that Thiago Alcantara has trained in recent hours. What to revive the rumors?
Thiago Alcantara in f50 Adizero!
For some time now, the f50 has been given a makeover and a certain hype seems to surround it. Iconic model of the years 2000-2010, the adidas f50 was launched on the eve of Euro 2004 and immediately asserted itself as the speed silo of the German brand. Over the course of its evolutions and until its replacement by the X range, this emblematic pair embodied by Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Djibril Cissé, Lukas Podolski or even Bastian Schweinsteiger, to name a few, has forged a legend. . Probably still a bit far from the Predator as an adidas icon, the f50 has made a nice comeback in recent weeks, so much so that if the brand announced a return of this silo, we wouldn’t be surprised!
If players like Karim Benzema or Heung-Min Son appear as “normal” to highlight re-editions of the pair recently unveiled by adidas alongside six distributors, Thiago Alcantara is on the other hand to side with surprises thanks to the pair 2011 yellow / orange f50 adizero that he wore throughout Wednesday’s training session. Indeed, as far as our memory and the photos of the player take us, the f50 had never been present at its feet. Already under contract with Nike when the pair was released in 2011 and notably ambassador of the CTR range, Thiago Alcantara has been a loyal supporter of the American brand since his debut at Barça. Seeing him evolve with an old model of the German brand is therefore quite incredible and that of course raises the rumors of a departure of the midfielder from Nike. A start that would come back to that of many other footballers who were before the heyday of the brand in the swoosh.
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