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Ansu Fati becomes Barcelona’s number 10 after Lionel Messi’s departure

Ansu Fati number 10

Ansu Fati, a teenage Barcelona prodigy, has taken over Lionel Messi’s number 10 shirt after the Argentine icon moved to PSG in France

After suffering a ruptured meniscus in a game over Real Betis in November 2020, the 18-year-old forward, a product of the club’s renowned La Masia academy, has been out of play.

However, since financial concerns prohibited Barcelona from offering Messi a new deal, Ansu Fati will take over the legendary shirt when he returns, according to the club.

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Fati, regarded as one of the most promising young prospects in world football, made his Barcelona debut in August 2019 and became the club’s youngest player to score in La Liga a week later in a 2-2 draw with Valencia.

The official statement from Barcelona reads; “Ansu Fati has a new shirt number.

After wearing the number 22 then 17, the young Barça striker will proudly wear the number 10 shirt – a famous jersey previously worn by legends such as Leo Messi, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.

” Messi himself inherited the No 10 shirt from Ronaldinho after his departure in 2008.

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