The new ball to be used for the 2018/19 Serie A season has been unveiled by Nike, and it comes with a magical name ahead of what could be a memorable campaign.
Inter and Roma have both been busy during the summer transfer window, while Napoli have added new coach Carlo Ancelotti as they all look to finally dethrone Juventus.
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It won’t be easy, as the seven-time defending champions added Cristiano Ronaldo to their ranks on Tuesday for €100 million, and the Portuguese star could make some magic with the new Nike Merlin that will be used for the upcoming season.
The ball – named after the famous magician – features orange and yellow accents that jump out from solid blue lines that line the eye-catching product.
Merlin will be the companion of all Serie A clubs and players for the 2018/19 campaign – the 12th consecutive season to feature a lone ball.