No pressure, Ansu! Teen sensation Fati handed over the famous number 10 shirt at Barcelona as the 18-year-old is chosen as Lionel Messi’s successor
- Barcelona has revealed that 18-year-old Ansu Fati will wear the number 10 shirt
- The shirt has been empty since Lionel Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain
- It was confirmed in a video posted on social media that Fati will be wearing it this season
Teenage star Ansu Fati has been given the huge responsibility to succeed Lionel Messi with the number 10 shirt at Barcelona.
There had been some suggestions that teenage midfielder Pedri could get the iconic jersey number.
But in a video released on social media on Wednesday, Fati, who previously wore the number 22 shirt, was shown his new jersey number for the 2021-22 season.
Ansu Fati has been awarded the number 10 shirt by Barcelona as the successor to Lionel Messi
Messi, Barcelona’s greatest ever player, wore number 10 for years before leaving for PSG
Messi’s jersey number has been vacant in Barcelona’s squad since the six-time Ballon d’Or winner saw his contract expire.
He chose to join Paris Saint-Germain in France and Barcelona have now tried to keep up the tradition by having his successor graduate again from the club’s famed La Masia academy.
More to follow.