Express reports that Chelsea have prepared a shirt number 25 or 26 for midfielder Saul Niguez, who is rumored to be joining the team.
Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Blues have made an offer for the Atletico Madrid midfielder. Before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. Which the players have news to move the team continuously after falling off as a backup often last season.
According to the latest reports, Saul will not get the number 8 shirt like the one used by the Atletico team because Mateo Kovacic is currently using this number.
The team’s current shirt number is numbered 1-16. There are players already in use. Therefore, if moving to the team Saul will have to use a number with a number above that.
Spanish media reports it is possible Chelsea will give away the number 25 shirt. Which was owned by legendary player Gianfranco Zola. And it’s been empty since he left the team in 2003.
The other number is 26, which was previously owned by former captain John Terry, who parted ways with the team in 2017 and has yet to be used by anyone.