Barcelona have handed Ansu Fati the No. 10 shirt which was recently worn by former captain Lionel Messi.
The shirt became vacant after Messi left the club to continue his career with Paris St-Germain.
A short clip shared by Barcelona on Twittershows Ansu Fati wearing the shirt. It was captioned, “Our new number ten Made in La Masia @ANSUFATI.”
However, fans on Twitter expressed displeasure at the club’s decision to hand the 18-year-old the shirt so soon.
One @andrespoli1988 said, “Even Messi never took this no. So early… He waited for years… 30 then 19… and then finally 10./. giving him that jersey so soon feels like a disrespect to Leo.”