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Barcelona news: Why Antoine Griezmann can't take Philippe Coutinho's No 7 shirt

Antoine Griezmann lined up for Barcelona on Friday night in the No 17 shirt, and it looks like hell be stuck with it for the rest of the season.His preferred number is seven, and although the current owner of that shirt at Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho, has moved to Bayern Munich on loan, Griezmann wont be able to take it from him.

Official La Liga rules state that a player must wear the same number on the back of their shirt in every official game they play for an entire season.

Antoine Griezmann is stuck with the No 17 shirt despite Philippe Coutinho going out on loan

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 Bayern have taken Coutinho on loan for the full season for just £8million plus wages, and the deal includes an option for a permanent move at any time if they pay €120m (£110m). Griezmann may be hoping they take that option, freeing the No 7 shirt up for next season. 

It wasnt the best debut at Barcelona for Griezmann as they lost 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao on FridayIt wasnt the best of starts for the Frenchman at Barcelona as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao thanks to a late acrobatic volley from Aritz Aduriz.

 With Lionel Messi still out injured, and Luis Suarez limping off during the match, more pressure will be put on their new signing to perform. Meanwhile, German champions Bayern Munich didnt get off to a flying start either, drawing 2-2 with Hertha Berlin on Friday.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next
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