Lionel Messi is pretty close to joining French club Paris Saint-Germain after his departure was announced from FC Barcelona.
Manchester City were heavily linked with the Argentine last summer but when it actually came to him leaving the club, PSG came along and ensured they got their man.
After the news of Messi's agreement with PSG went viral, French journalist Julien Maynard went ahead and claimed that the Argentine maestro has already chosen his jersey number at the club.
Surprisingly, Messi will not be wearing his iconic number 10 jersey, but will be moving on the number 19. This will surely come as quite a shocking news for his fans.
However, many fans will know that when Messi started in the initial season at FC Barcelona, he wasn't directly given the number 10 shirt. He occupied the number 19 shirt while Ronaldinho was ruling Nou Camp in number 10.
Once Ronaldinho left the club, Messi became his obvious successor and went on to make that jersey number iconic to such an extent that FC Barcelona should go ahead and retire the number as a tribute to their most iconic player ever and one of the greatest footballers to have played the game in the history of the sport.