CHANGE OF NUMBER
Griezmann could keep Coutinho's 7
Published:17/08/2019 - 15:13h
Updated:17/08/2019 - 15:13h
Antoine Griezmann could leave the 17 that he has used this preseason and in the match of San Mamés to show off his characteristic 7. Coutinho is about to leave for Bayern Munich and will free that dorsal
Antoine Griezmann debuted this past Friday in official party with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona. The French forward played in the left band in a trident formed by him, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé. The ex rojiblanco did not have his night and did not appear to give him the victory to the culés. It seems that it will need time to adapt to his position in the left side.
The Frenchman played in Saint Mamés with the 17 that has touched him carry since fichó by the Barça. His characteristic 7 is property of Philippe Coutinho. Or well, at least it has been it until the moment, since the Brazilian is about to to go to the Bayern of Munich in quality of yielded. The own German group did it official this Friday and only are missing some fringes so that the Barcelona also do it official.
The course of the mediapunta to Munich will leave free his dorsal, that could go to stop to Griezmann. There is not any norm that prevent that the attacker change his number and use the 7 with which so many goals has marked in the Athletic of Madrid. It is a dorsal special for him and would not be of extrañar that in the next days there are novelties regarding this subject.
The only doubt of this possible change is by the T-shirts of Antoine that the club already will have sold with the 17. To the fans that have bought it to him will not do them any grace that the French change of number only some weeks after being presented with this dorsal 17. Perhaps, the Barcelona can do something with the affected so that the change of number do not bring consequences.
The limit to take the decision to change or no of dorsal is on two September, since the regulation says that it can do until the end of the market of signings. When Coutinho closing definitively his exit, the culés could announce also the change of number of Griezmann.
The 7 could expect to Neymar
Another option at all descartable would be that the 7 had already name and surnames: Neymar Jr. The culés are negotiating his signing and, in spite of the course of Coutinho, will do what was in his hand for being able to close to the 'crack' of the PSG. In the Barça, the 10 is of Messi, the 11 of Dembélé, unless it leave , and the 9 is of Suárez. The most emblematic numbers for a forward would be already busy, with the exception of the 7. It will be necessary to see if the Barcelona saves it to him or is Griezmann the one who asks it to him and finishes it to him remaining.