Between Riqui Puig, Pjanic and Coutinho who should inherit Inesta no.8 shirt at Barcelona next season?


Between Riqui Puig, Pjanic and Coutinho who should inherit Inesta no.8 shirt at Barcelona next season?


With Arthur leaving for Juventus, e360hubs will take a look at who will inherit the legendary no.8 next season.

Philippe Coutinho
Last season, the Brazilian left for Bayern Munich while wearing the no.7 shirt. There've been reports that Antoine Griezmann wants to get that jersey to himself for next season so Coutinho could switch to the no.8 shirt. In all honesty, it would suit him better, considering that he's an attacking midfielder.

Riqui Puig
The youngster has been promoted to the first team meaning that he will get a new jersey number. The 21-year-old wore the no.6 jersey at Barca B last season and the no.8 one in the season before. Another La Masia midfielder getting Andres Iniesta's jersey number would certainly please the fans.

Miralem Pjanic
The 30-year-old wore the no.5 at Juventus, but this number is taken by Sergio Busquets. Pjanic did play with the no.8 at Lyon and at the national side before. Curiously, Arthur got the no.5 jersey at the Bianconeri and Miralem getting no.8 in return would be quite symbolic.

Giorginio Wijnaldum
Another candidate to inherit the iconic number is Liverpool's Wijnaldum, however, his move has not been completed yet. Interestingly, 'Gini' is wearing the no.8 at the national team where he has been working with Barcelona's new coach Ronald Koeman.


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