Who would wear Lionel Messi's No.10 shirt at Barcelona now? (Check it out)
Lionel Messi has left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain. Meanwhile, his number ten shirt at Camp Nou would be taken over by someone else, and it happens to be this guy....
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has left Barcelona after a 21-year-long influential career, signing for French giant Paris Saint-Germain. Meanwhile, the Spanish giant will never be the same, while it has begun its post-Messi era on a good note so far.
However, Barca fans have been wondering ever since as to who would be wearing his legendary number ten jersey at Camp Nou. Well, after weeks of speculation, the club has finally revealed it.
Spanish striker Ansu Fati has been appointed as the new holder of the number ten jersey. Barca confirmed the same on social media, as the 18-year-old was seen posing with the same in some pictures and videos.
The teen signed for the club in 2019 and has been touted as the next great prospect for the club. So far, he has scored just 13 goals in 41 appearances but is expected to rise the ranks in the coming days.
While he is yet to play this season, he is working to regain match fitness before being included in the squad. Club manager Ronald Koeman has suggested that the current international break would make him fit for the season ahead.
Koeman also suggested that there was no rush to include Fati, considering that the club is off to a decent start in La Liga this season so far, while Fati would still need some time to compete at the topmost level. Having been out for seven to eight months due to injury, Koeman felt that it would be impossible to regain complete fitness in mere two weeks. While Koeman refrained from commentating on the date of his return, he thinks that the teen would have to undergo more training sessions to sustain in the longer run, as the club is unwilling to take any risk with him.
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