Barcelona unveil new No.10 as heir to Lionel Messi and it’s not Sergio Aguero

Barcelona have unveiled the new owner of their number 10 shirt following Lionel Messi's departure for PSG in the summer transfer window.

It's a prestigious honour; Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Maradona all wore the number 10 during their playing days before it came to Messi in 2008.

A six-time Ballon d'Or winner during his time in Catalonia, Messi left for pastures new as Barcelona were unable to register the Argentine in time for the new season.

The La Liga giants are undergoing a mass period of financial difficulty due to poor spending and the coronavirus pandemic.

The only player they signed for a fee during the transfer window was Emerson Royal, who has since been sold to Tottenham.

After Messi's departure, the number 10 shirt was left vacant; up until now.

Barcelona announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning the latest recipient of their prestigious shirt:

"Our new number 10. Made in La Masia. ANSU FATI," read the tweet.

Is Ansu Fati ready to take on the number 10 shirt? Let us know in the comments section.

Don't miss a thing with our football updates!

Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?

Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

At just 18-years-old Fati will handle the huge responsibility of taking over from Messi as Barcelona's star man.

In Catalonia, the number 10 shirt is often gifted by the Barcelona hierarchy to their most talented footballer, which many argued should have been Sergio Aguero.

The 33-year-old joined the club on a free transfer after a decade at Manchester City winning 15 titles as well as becoming their all-time leading goalscorer.

But the Mirror report Aguero rejected the chance to take the number 10 shirt at Barcelona out of respect to his compatriot.

Instead, he will wear number 19 with Ansu Fati taking on the extra pressure.

Source: Read Full Article