Midfielder Pogba to wear Juventus' No.10 shirt

Aug 07, 2015, 07:52 IST | IANS

Turin (Italy): Italian football giants Juventus announced on Thursday that their star French midfielder Paul Pogba will be wearing the No.10 jersey for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Paul Pogba. Pic/AFP
Paul Pogba. Pic/AFP 

The Italian heavyweights were in search for a player who would don the number made famous by legend Alessandro Del Piero who was a star during his stint here.

Pogba, who used to wear No.6, will sport the new number from the Supercoppa Italiana clash against Lazio on Saturday.

"From Saturday's #SuperCoppaTIM final onwards, the number 10 shirt will have a new owner: @paulpogba," Juventus posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Juventus had tried to rope in Schalke striker Julian Draxler and Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze, who would have worn the prestigious shirt number. But they have now decided Pogba would befit the shirt best, as he is slowly inching towards filling in the shoes of Del Piero.

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