Antoine Griezmann to switch to the No 7 shirt for Barcelona. The French forward wore No 17 in his first season at Camp Nou.
Antoine Griezmann could finally get the shirt number he wants at Barcelona. When he joined last summer he had to accept No 17 with the majority of numbers already taken.
However, with Philippe Coutinho then going on to leave for Bayern Munich, the No 7 was made vacant.
Griezmann tried to switch but the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) would not allow it.
If you have started the season with one number, per the rules, you cannot change for another one. And that’s what happened when Coutinho left at the end of summer.
Griezmann has won the dressing room round at Barça and now could get the No 7 to the detriment of Coutinho, who returns to Camp Nou from his loan at Bayern.
Credit: Sport English