Paul Pogba takes Juventus’ No.10 shirt for the season

Juventus have announced that midfielder Paul Pogba has taken the vacant No.10 shirt for the season.

The number was famously worn by Alessandro Del Piero during his long spell in Turin, while Carlos Tevez inherited the shirt before leaving for Boca Juniors earlier this summer.

Juve have been tipped to buy two No.10’s – Schalke attacker Julian Draxler and Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze – but appear to have settled on an internal solution.

Pogba, who previously wore the No.6 shirt, will don his new squad number for the first time in the Supercoppa Italiana clash with Lazio on Saturday.

Barcelona made an €80 million bid for Pogba earlier this summer but were rebuffed in their attempt to sign the Frenchman and he now appears ready to stay at the club.