Arriving like a harbinger of winter, Nike release the Hi-Vis Merlin, official ball of the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, and it’s set to be seen on pitch in those competitions this weekend.

As you’d expect from Nike, it’s the most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date, boasting Aerowtrac grooves for stable and accurate ball flight and jazzy little pattern to improve visibility. Okay, it's the same as the white one, just more yellowy. Done.


With the clocks going back this weekend and the longer nights and colder weather looming, this, as it does every year, marks the official start of winter football as the Nike hi-vis edition bounces into play. Bring on the snow.

You’ll find the Nike Hi-Vis Merlin at