Aston Villa’s New No.10
The club’s announcement today that they will be allow supporters to exchange any Jack Grealish No. 10 home or away 2021/22 shirts (see details below), included a list of shirt number changes from last season.
The main change was Emiliano Buendía taking over the departing Grealish’s No.10, cementing the key role the Argentine is expected to play.
Meanwhile, Morgan Sanson takes the number 8 shirt. The French midfielder is still a bit of an unknown quantity in a Villa shirt. If he can get back to full fitness after being sidelined over the majority of preseason and get up to speed with the Premier League, he could potentially make a difference in upgrading the Villa midfield.
Emi Martínez and Matt Targett also take more traditional first XI numbers with 1 and 3 respectively.
New Aston Villa 2021/22 Numbers
1 – Emi Martínez
3 – Matt Targett
8 – Morgan Sanson
10 – Emiliano Buendía
18 – Ashley Young
20 – Danny Ings
Grealish Shirt Exchange
From the club’s site…
The exchange offer only applies to 2021/22 home and away jerseys purchased between 14 July 2021 and 5 August 2021 and only for purchases made in the official club store at Villa Park or online at shop.avfc.co.uk.
A proof of purchase will be required and a like-for-like exchange will only be offered in exchange for a surrendered jersey.
Ideally, supporters are requested to return the items in-store but to arrange an alternative return method or for any other queries, please contact the customer services team by emailing [email protected]
The refund offer closes on 31 August.
No squad number announced for Leon Bailey? I’m aware of the speculation that someone who we paid £25million for and had the number nine shirt at Leverkusen for the last four years has not been given a number yet, and what that means for Wesley’s future at the club. Don’t entirely buy it. But still. Strange he hasn’t been allocated a number yet.
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