Life at Camp Nou continues weeks after their icon Lionel Messi left for Paris after 21 years.
For the club’s hierarchy, it is very important that the fans get involved and support its new project. As part of its strategy to win over the fans, the club recently revealed who will wear the No.10 shirt.
The responsibility of leading the club will go to Ansu Fati. The club’s hierarchy sees the 18-year-old as a potential superstar. In addition, the player was formed in La Masia of the Catalan club. Therefore he represents the new generations of the club.
Barca’s number 10 was worn by Messi since 2008 after he received it following the departure of Ronaldinho.
After Messi’s departure, there was much speculation about what would happen to the number 10. Many fans called for the number to be retired, as it would be almost impossible for any player to recreate the impact and legacy that the Argentine player had on the club.
Other rumors suggested that newcomers Memphis Depay or Sergio Aguero could wear the number. The former took the number 9, while the latter seems likely to wear the number 19.
The decision to give Fati the number 10 has surprised the club’s fans. Some doubt whether the player is suitable for such a big responsibility.
In fact, many think it is a big mistake on the club’s part to lend a vital role for the club to an 18-year-old kid.
Fati has made 31 appearances in La Liga, where he has scored 11 goals. In fact, he is the youngest player in the history of the Cule club to score a goal in La Liga at the age of 16.