Barcelona duo handed new shirt numbers for 2022/23 campaign22 July 2022
Barcelona have handed out some new shirt numbers to two of their senior players.
La Blaugrana have already made one major shirt change this summer after they gave Pedri the no.8, previously worn by Barca great, Andreas Iniesta.
Now, both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andreas Christensen have been given new numbers.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed for Barca in January and took up jersey 25 as his preferred 9 and 17 were with Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong respectively.
However, with the latter now gone, Auba has taken that chance to reclaim the no.17.
Elsewhere, Andreas Christensen wore no.4 for the majority of his Chelsea stint. Unfortunately for him, that number is with Ronald Araujo.
In turn, the Dane has decided to take up 15, which was previously occupied by Clement Lenglet, who is now out on loan with Tottenham.
These changes have not been officially announced by the club, but are reflected on the official website under the first team banner.
Elsewhere, fellow new signings Franck Kessie, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha are yet to be handed an official shirt number.
Robert Lewandowski will presumably want the no.9 shirt, but that is currently held by Memphis Depay.
As for Raphinha, he could take up the no.11 after it was vacated by Adama Traore, who has now returned to Wolves following a loan stint in 2021/22.
Kessie also wore 79 for AC Milan, but that number is not available in La Liga so he will have to change up his shirt number this term as well.
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