Messi has officially left Barcelona after 21 years of association when the two sides could not proceed to extend the contract. Although very heartbroken, the Argentine player was forced to leave. Now, he has arrived at PSG and is ready for a new journey with the French football representative.
With Barcelona, what many fans of this team is interested in, is who will take over the number 10 shirt Messi left at the club. According to a source from the Spanish media, the team’s leadership intends to give it to young star Pedri – who has performed extremely impressively in the last season.
However, in the latest developments, on the eve of the Sociedad match in the first round of La Liga, the Barcelona leadership has made an important decision about the number 10 shirt. Specifically, as revealed by reporter Maria Garrido of Barcelona. TV channel La Sexta (Spain), the Catalan team will not give any player the number 10 shirt at the club in the 2021/22 season.
Messi left Barcelona and left the number 10 shirt at the team
Thus, the number of shirts that Messi left at the team will not have a new owner until at least next summer. This is considered quite surprising because everyone believes that the club leadership will give another player to take over the legendary shirt number that M10 used to wear at the team.
In addition to deciding not to give anyone Messi’s shirt number, Barcelona also successfully registered to play for two rookies, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia, before the Sociedad competition. These will be quality additions to the army led by Ronald Koeman.
But no Barcelona player will take over this shirt number in the 2021/22 season
Having to host Sociedad at home is not an easy challenge for Barcelona. However, with a class of players in the squad and high performance from rookie Depay, the Catalan team is still highly appreciated for its ability to win all 3 points.
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After 21 years, fans of this club will have to see the team play without Messi in La Liga.