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Friday, August 2, 2019

AFCON 2019 Star Officially Joins Messi in Barcelona first team


After the signings of Frenkie de Jong, Neto and Griezmann, Senegalese star Moussa Wagué has authoritatively signs for FC Barcelona's first group. The right-back will wear the No.16, a number that has been worn by players, for example, Xavi Hernández and Sergio Busquet. 

Wagué, the new player for the main group, turns into the fourth new face for Ernesto Valverde, for the 2019/20 season. Wagué played last season for Barça B, and furthermore shown up against Huesca, Celta and Eibar. 

The right-back, who completed as a sprinter up in the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, clarified half a month prior – in a letter written in the main individual and distributed on the club's site – his sentiments after his first year at Barça. 

His number will be 16, and he will be the eleventh player to wear it since 1995, the principal year wherein the class allocated fixed numbers to the players. 

The first to wear it was Oscar García (1995-97), trailed by Dragan Ciric (1997-99) and Xavi Hernández (2000-01), who wore it for a year before changing to his noteworthy number six. At that point came the turn of Mario (2003/04) and Sylvinho for five seasons (2004-09). 


Along these lines, Sergio Busquets took it for five additional crusades (2009-2014), and, from that point forward, Douglas (2014/15), Sandro (2015/16), Sergi Samper (2016/17 and 2018/19) and Gerard Deulofeu (2017-18) have utilized the number. 


Presently it will be Moussa Wagué's turn, and he could make a big appearance at the Camp Nou next Sunday against Arsenal in the Joan Gamper Trophy.