New Paris Saint-Germain signing, after completing his world-record transfer from Barcelona following, will wear the number 10 shirt currently occupied by Javier Pastore, following Pastore’s decision to vacate the No.10 that Zlatan Ibrahimovic once wore.
Pastore, who will now revert to the number 27 he wore between 2011 and 2016, said: “It is a little gift to say, ‘Welcome to Paris’. I wanted to offer him this symbolic gift. I want him to feel happy and at home right from day one.
“It is a little gift to say, ‘Welcome to Paris’. I wanted to offer him this symbolic gift. I want him to feel happy and at home right from day one.
“And I want to offer him the support that he needs so that he and the entire squad can go on and win the Champions League.”
PSG completed the sensational move for the Brazil forward on Thursday, a switch that has cost them €222million after they met his Camp Nou release clause.
His new club confirmed the 25-year-old’s will get to wear the Number 10 shirt, once moved in Paris.
The PSG number 10 shirt was previously worn by talisman club icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic before he moved to Manchester United last year. Javier Pastore then took up the shirt last season and has offered it to Neymar.
Neymar wore number 11 at Barca with Lionel Messi occupying the 10 shirt, which is the jersey he wears for Brazil’s national team.