Who will be Barcelona’s No. 10?
Global media outlet Sport 360 shared a special graphic on Wednesday (July 13). It asked the question: who will wear the number 10 shirt after Ansu Pati leaves on loan to Brighton? Pablo Gabi (now No. 6), Ramin Yamal (now No. 27), Ferran Torres (now No. 7), Robert Lewandowski (now No. 9), Joao Felix (now No. 14), and Hafinha (now No. 11) have all been mentioned as possible candidates.온라인바카라
However, rumors have already spread that there is already a candidate. According to the UK’s Talk Sport, “Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Nike over the number 10 shirt worn by Messi. The number had been claimed by Partey but was loaned to Brighton. According to ‘El Nacional’, Nike is trying to force Barcelona to sell Pati and has proposed Yamal as the protagonist of the No. 10 jersey. However, it is understood that Nike and Barcelona have settled on La Roque.”
El Nacional reported that “Barcelona’s number 10 is looking for a new owner. As long as coach Xavi Hernandez is at the helm, it’s complicated for one party. President Juan Laporta and Nike are considering who to choose as Messi’s successor, and as a result, they want to give the number 10 to Hoke. Xavi is desperate for him to join Barcelona next January.”
Born in 2005, the Brazilian striker prospect grew up in Cruzeiro before spreading his wings at Atletico Paranaense. At the age of 18, it was hard to believe. He proved himself with 10 offensive points (7 goals and 3 assists) without any adjustment period.
This season is even better. The season is still in full swing. In all competitions, including the Brazilian Serie A, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and Copa do Brasil, he has 20 goals and eight assists. He even made his debut for the Brazilian national team in March.
Barcelona had their eye on him and made an approach, which resulted in a €40 million ($570 million) deal. In July, Barcelona announced, “We have signed Hoke until the 2030-31 season. He will join the club from the 2024-25 season. The buyout amount is 500 million euros (approximately 713 billion won).” Barcelona and Nike are likely to hand over the number 10 shirt, which symbolizes Messi’s successor, to the immense talent that has emerged from Brazil.