FC Barcelona’s number 10 jersey has been without a name since Messi’s move to PSG. The responsibility to wear the number 10 shirt has fallen on Ansu Fati.
More will be expected from Fati considering the names that have worn the number 10 shirt and their performances. Some of the names are Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, and Messi. It is therefore fair to say that the young star will have a lot on his shoulders.
Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi has worn the number 10 shirt at Barcelona after Ronaldinho’s departure. Messi has stayed at Camp Nou for a period of about 21 years.
The number 10 shirt became vacant after Messi’s departure to PSG after a new deal at Camp Nou could not be agreed.
Ansu Fati has been with the LaLiga giants for the past nine years, spending the last two years with the senior team.
He became the youngest goal scorer in Barca’s history after he scored against Osasuna in August 2019 at the age of 16 years and 304 days. He also scored his first international goal for Spain against Ukraine in September 2020.
Ansu Fati is back to training with his team mates after he picked up an injury in November 2020. He will be in the number 10 shirt for Barcelona after the international break.