Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their new number 10 after Harry Kane's departure
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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed which player will take the number 10 shirt vacated by Harry Kane's departure.
Kane completed his move to Bayern Munich on Saturday, with the German club completing a €100 million deal for the forward.
He then made his debut as a second half substitute against RB Leipzig on Saturday evening, but Bayern lost 3-0 in the German Super Cup final.
And Spurs, via their official website, have confirmed who will be entrusted with the number.
Spurs announce who will wear Harry Kane shirt number this season
The number 10 will be worn by new signing James Maddison, with the former Leicester midfielder handed the iconic shirt number as part of a raft of squad number changes.
They include fellow new signing Guglielmo Vicario, who is wearing the number 13 shirt ahead of his anticipated Premier League debut between the sticks.
Club captain Hugo Lloris, who has played no part in pre-season, keeps the number one shirt despite huge speculation over his future.
Other new signings Ashley Phillips, Alejo Veliz and Micky van de Ven have been given numbers 35, 36 and 37 respectively. Manor Solomon has number 27, while returning loanees Bryan Gil and Giovani Lo Celso have 11 and 18.
As well as following in Kane's footsteps, Maddison will also follow on from the likes of Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle and Teddy Sheringham in wearing the number 10.
With the 2023/24 season beginning this weekend, our list of Premier League squad numbers for the new campaign has now been finalised ⤵️— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2023
And he will hope to fulfil Kane's own prophecy, which the England captain set for himself back in 2015.
Speaking to The Telegraph in 2015 about why he changed his number to 10, Kane explained: "I want to become a club legend.
"When I was growing up, [Robbie] Keane and Sheringham were my idols and they wore 10. So it was always my dream to wear it.
"When I knew 10 was available I just wanted it. I love this club and to be wearing number 10 for Tottenham is amazing for me. I could not resist."