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Barcelona Want Robert Lewandowski To Wear Shirt Number That's Already Taken

Barcelona Want Robert Lewandowski To Wear Shirt Number That's Already Taken

Barcelona want Robert Lewandowski to wear a specific shirt number for various reasons.

Barcelona want Robert Lewandowski to wear a shirt number that's already taken by another player.

The 33-year-old has joined his new teammates in Miami after completing his £42.5 million move from Bayern Munich.

And the Catalan giants hope to don their marquee signing with a first-team number ahead of the new season.

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Barca want Lewandowski to wear the No.9 shirt for various reasons.

However, the shirt is currently in possession of Memphis Depay.

Lewandowski wore the No.9 jersey during his ultra-prolific time at Bayern and also sports the jersey when he represents Poland.

The No.9 jersey at Barca, though, could be available as Depay has been linked with a move away from the club.

Tottenham have reportedly taken the step to sign the Dutch forward.

So, Lewandowski could land his favoured shirt number after all.

Speaking in a video released by the club, he spoke about his delight to sign for Barca: "Finally I am here and I am very happy to join Barcelona.

"The last few days were very long days but in the end the deal was done so now I am going to focus on a new chapter in my life and a new challenge.

"I am still the guy who wants to win, not only the game but also the titles so I hope from the beginning of the season we will begin winning and go for the titles during the season and at the end of the season.

"I always wanted to play in La Liga, I always wanted to play for the biggest clubs. It is the next step. Also for my private life, it was a new challenge.

"I know that it's time to get Barcelona back on track and I am here to help them get back to the top and to winning as many titles as possible."

Featured Image Credit: Barcelona/Alamy

Topics: Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski, Football