The official squad numbers for the 2016/17 have been announced by Barcelona on Thursday, and you can now buy the new Paco Alcácer shirt since the newest Blaugrana signing has been given a number as well:
Picture: The numbers of Barça players for 2016/17 season. [fcb] pic.twitter.com/Z9XgWGSZIm— Papers Of Barca (@PapersOfBarca) September 1, 2016
What's interesting is that Barça and Valencia basically traded Alcácer and Munir, and the two players have gotten each other's numbers in their new clubs. Munir will get Paco's number 9 for his season loan, and Alcácer will wear Munir's old #17 shirt for the Catalan giants.
Number Seventeen is not exactly a historic shirt at Barça. In the last twenty years, the biggest "star" to wear that number was Pedro Rodríguez, who was #17 during the Pep Guardiola Era (and did well) before wearing #7 in his final season with the Catalans. Mark Van Bommel (remember him) and THE LORD HIMSELF Alexandre Song also took the #17 kit in their Barça careers.
Alcácer is perhaps the best player to ever wear #17 for Barça, and since he might be the New Pedro, he may contribute for Lucho as much as Pedro did for Pep. Win-win for Barça.