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Lionel Messi to get his number 10 jersey back from Fati

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If Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona and Ansu Fati stays at the club, the young Spaniard could lose his shirt number to the Argentine superstar, according to reports. Messi previously wore the No. 10 shirt for Barcelona and could reclaim it if he rejoins the club. Thus leaving Fati without a number. Fati currently wears the No. 22 shirt for Barcelona. He has been linked with a potential move to Newcastle United.

It is true that Lionel Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer. There has been speculation that he could potentially make a comeback to Barcelona. However, nothing has been official, and negotiations are ongoing between Messi and PSG regarding a possible contract extension.

According to the report, Barcelona reportedly promised Lionel Messi the number 10 shirt upon his potential return to the club. However, the potential return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona and his possible use of the number 10 shirt poses a problem. Since the number belongs to Barcelona winger Ansu Fati.

Will Fati lose his position at Barcelona if Messi returns?

Fati, who is considered a rising star at Barcelona, received the number 10 shirt from Messi in 2021. There was anticipation that he will become the club’s next big thing.

It is not clear whether Barcelona will actually take the number 10 shirt off Fati. As there has been no official announcement or confirmation from the club. However, if Messi does return to Barcelona and is gets the number 10 shirt, it is possible that Fati will have to choose a new number for the upcoming season.

It remains to see how Fati will react to losing the number 10 shirt. But it is worth noting that squad numbers are not always indicative of a player’s importance to the team. Regardless, the potential loss of his number could be a factor in Fati’s decision-making process regarding his future. As for the reported interest from Newcastle United, it is still unclear whether Fati would be interested in a move to the Premier League club or if Barcelona would be willing to sell him.

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