Barcelona’s well-known jersey quantity 10 remains to be accessible for the membership’s journey to Getafe this weekend after the legend Lionel Messi’s departure on this summer season’s switch window.
The 34-year-old left Camp Nou after greater than 20 years of service with the Catalan giants and grew to become their largest participant ever within the 20 years. He received the jersey quantity 10 in 2008 after Ronaldinho’s departure and shortly grew to become synonymous with the jersey.
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And Barça have preserved their legacy in the meanwhile, after revealing their squad figures forward of Sunday’s match towards Getafe, with jersey quantity 10 left.
New signings Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero steered away from the distinguished jersey, with the Dutch ahead selecting quantity 9, and Manchester City’s main objective scorer of all time selecting 19.
Philippe Coutinho will carry quantity 14 this season, whereas Rey Manaj now occupies quantity 17, beforehand worn by Ansu Fati. This implies that Fati is now in want of a brand new shirt this season, and on condition that he’s seen as the subsequent famous person to return via La Masia’s academy, he can have the prospect to fill Messi’s boots and shirt.
Messi left Barcelona in the course of the summer season, after the membership failed to seek out a approach to register the Argentine after his contract expired at the top of the 2020/21 marketing campaign. The icon gave an emotional speech and admitted that he didn’t count on to go away the membership as quickly as he went to PSG.
The ahead could also be in line to make his first look for Les Parisiens on Sunday, after being named of their squad to face Reims. Barça should do with out him, as they welcome Getafe to Camp Nou.