Ahead of our scheduled pre-season fixtures, we can confirm some initial changes* to our men’s first team numbers for the upcoming 2022/23 campaign, as well as the numbers assigned to some of our recent new signings.
Cristian Romero has opted to wear the number 17 shirt going forward, a number he’s favored before in his career.
He therefore vacated the number 4 shirt, which in turn went to Oliver Skipp, with the hometown midfielder moving up from his previous squad number of 29.
Pape Matar Sarr, who first joined the club after signing for us last summer, will now take over the number 29 shirt, while Richarlison will wear 9 and Fraser Forster has been allocated 20.
The players named above will start using their new numbers from our pre-season opener against Team K League in Seoul today (Wednesday, July 13).
Additionally, in our pre-season games, newcomers Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma will wear numbers 22 and 38 respectively. Fans should note, however, that the numbers worn by these two players during pre-season may not be representative of their finalized squad numbers for 2022/23. We will provide more information on this, as well as a squad number for new recruit Clement Lenglet, in due course.
*All other squad numbers for existing players remain subject to change, with the full finalized list to be confirmed when the Club submits its final squad list to the Premier League before the opening weekend of the 2022 season /23. As always, please see the terms and conditions at the point of sale when purchasing any replica shirt customization.
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