La Liga: FC Barcelona announces young Spanish winger as clubs’ new number 10 – Check out- FC Barcelona has handed over the famous number 10 jersey to Ansu Fati on Wednesday. The 18-year-old will now don the iconic number 10 shirt and hope to continue its’ legacy after taking it over from Lionel Messi who wore the famous jersey for the majority of his 21 year-long tenure at Barcelona.
The club took to social media announcing Ansu Fati as Barcelona’s new number 10. The teenager was given the opportunity to take the No.10 shirt at Barcelona after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner left the Catalan side and joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
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Fati started off his FC Barcelona career with the number 22 behind his back before making the switch to number 17. The young Spanish attacker will now proudly wear the number 10 shirt – a famous jersey donned by footballing greats likes Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, and Leo Messi, at FC Barcelona.
The 18-year-old attacker made his debut in August 2019 and gone on to create records in the Champions League and La Liga. He is also the youngest ever player to score for FC Barcelona in La Liga.
Ansu Fati is already a part of FC Barcelona’s history as a record-breaker as well as a vital part of the Spanish national team. Currently, the 18-year-old is still recovering from his injury and was finally seen back into for training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Earlier, FC Barcelona had left Messi’s number 10 jersey to be vacant during their trip to Getafe last week before the international break.
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The club was still waiting to decide upon who would succeed Lionel Messi and wear the iconic jersey for FC Barcelona this season. Messi, who played for the Camp Nou outfit for 20 years took over the number 10 jersey in 2008. The Argentine was more than a capable successor to Ronaldinho and since has gone on to become synonymous with the Number 10 for club and country.
FC Barcelona’s new signings, Memphis Depay, and Sergio Aguero were also rumored to be in the running for the prestigious shirt. However the Dutch forward stuck to the number nine while Aguero decided to don the number 19 for FC Barcelona this season.
With Fati set to play with the number 10 on his back, FC Barcelona will be hopeful of seeing the young 18-year-old La Masia graduate live up to the standers of donning the number 10 for the Catalan giants and preserve the legacy of the jersey.