Ansu Fati takes on Vidal's No.22 shirt as release clause rises to €400m

Ansu Fati takes on Vidal's No.22 shirt as release clause rises to €400m

Ansu Fati llevará el número 22 en la camiseta azulgrana | FCB

The youngster has been officially promoted to Barcelona's first team for the 20-21 season

FC Barcelona have confirmed that Ansu Fati will take on the No.22 shirt as he's promoted to the first team officially, which also means his release clause will rise to €400 million. 

Last season Ansu, 17, wore the No.31 shirt as he was registered with the B team. Now, as a senior play, he will inherit the shirt left vacant by Arturo Vidal, who's joined Inter Milan. 

Ansu becomes the 14th Barça player to wear the No.22 since personalised shirt numbers were in introduced in Spain for the 1995-96 seasons. 

Curiously, the first Barça player to wear the No.22 was the goalkeeper Julen Lopetegui, the current Sevilla coach and former boss of the Spanish national team and Real Madrid. 

Previous owners of the No.22 shirt at FC Barcelona:

1995-96: Lopetegui

1996-97: Prosinecki

1997-98: Reiziger

1998-99: Okunowo

1999-00: F. de Boer

2000-01: -

2001-02: Geovanni

2002-03: Geovanni

2003-04: Luis García

2004-05: Albertini

2005-06: -

2006-07: Saviola

2007-08: Abidal

2008-09: Abidal

2009-10: Abidal

2010-11: Abidal

2011-12: Abidal

2012-13: Abidal

2013-14: Dani Alves

2014-15: Dani Alves

2015-16: Aleix Vidal

2016-17: Aleix Vidal

2017-18: Aleix Vidal

2018-19: Arturo Vidal

2019-20: Arturo Vidal

2020-21: Ansu Fati

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