Ansu Fati is chosen as Lionel Messi’s successor to wear the No 10 jersey
Ansu Fati has been handed the massive accountability of succeeding Lionel Messi as the brand new No 10 at Barcelona.Prior to now, there had been some ideas that teenage midfielder Pedri might be handed the long-lasting jersey quantity. However in a video launched on social media on Wednesday, September 1, Fati, who beforehand wore the No 22 shirt, was introduced along with his new shirt quantity for the 2021-22 season.
Messi’s shirt quantity has been vacant within the Barcelona squad because the six-time Ballon d’Or winner noticed his contract expire. He has since joined Paris Saint-Germain in France.
In an announcement on Barcelona’s web site they detailed how ‘document breaker’ Fati is the proper participant to be tasked with filling the massive void left by Messi.
Ansu Fati has a brand new shirt quantity. After sporting the No 22 then No 17, the younger Barca striker will proudly put on the quantity 10 shirt – a well-known jersey beforehand worn by legends similar to Leo Messi, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo,’ the assertion learn.
‘Regardless of being simply 18 years of age and nonetheless recovering from damage, Ansu Fati types a part of Barca’s historical past as a document breaker and in addition with the Spanish nationwide aspect.
‘Since his debut in August 2019, the teenager has set data within the league and Champions League.
‘Simply six days after his debut for the primary group he turned the youngest ever participant to attain within the league for FC Barcelona. He’s a document breaker who will now put on the magical No 10 shirt.’
Barcelona has wealthy historical past with the No 10 shirt having seen Diego Maradona, Pep Guardiola, Romario, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho all put on it throughout spells on the Nou Camp
Fati is presently recovering from damage and is easing his manner again in having spent 9 months on the sidelines. He sustained a severe knee damage in a match in opposition to Actual Betis again in November 2020.