Lamine Yamal is set to miss out on famous Barcelona No.10 shirt donned by Lionel Messi
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Lamine Yamal is set to miss out on the famous Barcelona No.10 shirt donned by the likes of Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme.
Barcelona are in agreement with Nike over who should take Messi’s famous No.10 shirt.
The jersey has been occupied by Ansu Fati, who left the La Liga giants to join Brighton on loan in the summer transfer window.
The teenager made his debut for Barcelona last season while still only 15 years old, and became the youngest La Liga winner in Spanish history.
And last week Yamal also became the youngest ever to debut, or score, for the Spanish national team, netting in a 7-1 European Championship qualifier win over Georgia.
While the teenager is making waves on the international stage, he has allegedly been snubbed for Barcelona’s No.10 shirt.
The report claimed that incoming star Victor Roque is now in line to take up the shirt, with the manufacturer and the club said to have already reached an agreement.
Roque will join Barcelona from Athletico Paranaense in January, with the 18-year-old having joined the Catalan giants for an initial £25.7million.
Roque, who made his professional debut at just 16, led the attack for Brazil in the South American U20 tournament in February and finished the tournament as top scorer with six goals.
Indeed, Brazil U23 coach Ramon Menezes, believes Barcelona have a world star incoming.
“I see Vitor Roque becoming one of the top players in the world”, as per quotes from Diario AS.
“We have high hopes for him and placed a lot of trust in him. He’s never lost what’s best about him, hunger, appetite and always wanting more and more.”