In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona right-back Dani Alves admitted that he has offered the club’s No 8 shirt to team-mate Pedri.
“I read in an interview that he said he liked the number 8 and I spoke to the people at the club, that next season if he wants it he can take it, if I stay, of course. If I leave, he can take it straight away. If he wants it, it’s his, but there is only one mission, we have to defend it well, because this shirt has been worn by great people, very special people, especially for me, like Iniesta or Hristo… they are people who have done a lot for this club. The numbers have to be defended and respected as they should be, they have a history behind them, for those who have honoured this club,” Alves said.
Pedri, 19, currently wears the No 16 shirt for Barcelona.