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Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay Handed Barcelona Squad Numbers While Lionel Messi's No. 10 Remains Vacant

By Amreen
Messi's number 10 shirt at Barcelona currently remains empty ahead of the new season
Messi's number 10 shirt at Barcelona currently remains empty ahead of the new season / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay have been handed their Barcelona squad numbers for the upcoming season, while Lionel Messi's No 10 shirt still remains up for grabs.

It was announced earlier this week that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner would officially be leaving Camp Nou as the club cannot afford to offer him a new contract owing to financial difficulties.

The club have, however, brought in a number of new faces, who could feature against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday. Depay, who joined as a free agent from Lyon, has been given the No 9 jersey, while former Manchester City star Aguero, who had been hoping to line up alongside fellow countryman Messi, will wear the No 19 shirt.

Riqui Puig now has the No 6 jersey, while Martin Braithwaite and Ansu Fati hae been handed the No 12 and No 17 shirts, respectively.

The only notable number that hasn't been handed out yet is Messi's iconic No 10 shirt, and it remains to be seen who, if anyone at all, is given the number this season.

Barcelona's 2021-22 Squad List:

1 - Marc-Andre ter Stegen

2 - Sergino Dest

3 - Gerard Pique

4 - Ronald Araujo

5 - Sergio Busquets

6 - Riqui Puig

7 - Antoine Griezmann

8 - Miralem Pjanic

9 - Memphis Depay

11 - Ousmane Dembele

12 - Martin Braithwaite

13 - Neto

14 - Philippe Coutinho

15 - Clement Lenglet

17 - Ansu Fati

18 - Jordi Alba

19 - Sergio Aguero

20 - Sergi Roberto

21 - Frenkie de Jong

22 - Emerson Royal

23 - Samuel Umtiti

26 - Inaki Pena