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The key free shirt numbers for every Premier League club and who could inherit them…

By on June 19, 2022 0

Most clubs have at least one free major squad number for new signings to inherit. There are five No. 8 and four No. 9 jerseys currently up for grabs.

Here are the available numbers of each club between 1 and 11…

ARSENAL
2 – last held by Hector Bellerin; could be inherited by Aaron Hickey..

9 – last held by Alexandre Lacazette; could be inherited by Gabriel Jesus.

Likely to become available… 1if Bernd Leno leaves, with Aaron Ramsdale ready to take his jersey.

ASTON-VILLA
3 – last held by Matt Targett; could be inherited by Lucas Digne or Diego Carlos.

9 – latest held by Wesley, who is in the middle of a one-year loan at Internacional; could be inherited by Danny Ings.

Likely to become available… 8, if Villa finds a taker for Morgan Sanson.

BOURNEMOUTH
1 – last owned by Freddie Woodman; could be inherited by Mark Travers.

2 – last held by Nat Phillips; could be inherited by Nat Phillips if Bournemouth paid to make the Liverpool defender’s move a permanent arrangement.

3 – last held by Ethan Laird; could be inherited by Adam Smith, who finished last season as a first-choice right-back, but the 31-year-old has carried 15 since joining the Cherries.

BRENFORD
Thomas Frank has 1 to 11 assigned, with 12 being the first available number. The last player to wear 12 was Kamohelo Mokotjo, who left in 2020. We’re assuming the number hasn’t been retired.

BRIGHTON
6 – last held by Michael Karbownik; could be inherited by Jan Paul van Hecke if he stays after winning Blackburn’s Player of the Season award as a loanee.

8– last held by Yves Bissouma; could be inherited by Moises Caicedo, assuming Bissouma’s transfer to Spurs goes off without a hitch.


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CHELSEA
2– last held by Antonio Rudiger; could be inherited by Ben Chilwell or Reece James if either fancy a move up from 21 and 24 respectively.

4– last held by Andreas Christensen; could be inherited by Jules Kounde, if he signs one day.

Likely to become available… 9when Romelu Lukaku returns to Inter Milan.

CRYSTAL PALACE
8 – last detained by Cheikhou Kouyate; could be inherited by Cheikhou Kouyate if he signs another contract. They are talking…

EVERTON
2 – last owned by Jonjoe Kenny; could be inherited by James Tarkowski.

8– last held by Fabian Delph; could be inherited by Anthony Gordon if the winger wants promotion from the age of 24.

ten – last held by Gylfi Sigurdsson; could be inherited by Matheus Nunes.

Likely to become available… seven whether Richarlison gets his move to Tottenham or Chelsea.

FULHAM
3 – last held by Michael Hector; could be inherited by Ryan Fredericks unless Bournemouth beat the Cottagers against the Westr Ham right-back.

4 – last held by Denis Odoi; could be inherited by William Carvalho if the Portuguese midfielder finally joins a Premier League club.

LEEDS
8 – last outfit by Vernon Anita in 2018; could be inherited by Marc Roca.

Likely to become available… tenif Raphinha is on his way, maybe to Arsenal or Spurs; sevenif Ian Poveda is loaned out again.

LEICESTER
The Foxes 1-11 seems well established, with the only doubt being Youri Tielemans’ no.8.

LIVERPOOL
2 – last held by Nathaniel Clyne; could be inherited by Calvin Ramsay.

Likely to become available… tenwhen Bayern Munich spits for Sadio Mane.

MANCHESTER CITY
1 – last held by Claudio Bravo; could not be inherited by anyone since Ederson seems attached to his No. 31.

4 – last held by Vincent Kompany; could no longer be inherited by anyone as City seem reluctant to give out their former skipper’s number.

Likely to become available… 9that Erling Haaland will surely take from Gabriel Jesus if the Brazilian moves, most likely at Arsenal.

UNITED MANCHESTER
6 – last held by Paul Pogba; could be inherited by whoever holds the panic-buying United midfielder in the closing hours of the window.

8 – last held by Juan Mata; could be inherited by Frenkie De Jong, although throughout his career the midfielder has worn 21, which are available following Edinson Cavani’s departure.

11 – last held by Mason Greenwood; could be inherited by Jadon Sancho as he seems to have little attachment to the 25 he took last season as 7 were taken.

Likely to become available… 3 and 4 could be up for grabs if United get Eric Bailly and Phil Jones through the door.

NEWCASTLE
The numbers of the Toon are taken but not.4 could become available as it is difficult to see Matty Longstaff playing a role for Eddie Howe after spending most of last season playing in League Two.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST
2 – last held by Djed Spence; could be inherited by Djed Spence, although the Boro right-back seems keen on a move to Spurs.

5 – last held by Yuri Ribeiro; could be inherited by Moussa Niakhate.

9 – last held by Keinan Davis; could be inherited by Keinan Davis if Forest make his loan move a permanent one.

ten – last held by Joao Carvalho; could be inherited by Ben Brereton Diaz.

11 – last held by Philip Zinckernagel; could be inherited by Philip Zickernagel.

Likely to become available… 1if Ethan Horvath leaves to pursue first-team football, Dean Henderson is expected to take over.

SOUTHAMPTON
3 – last worn by Ryan Bertrand; could be inherited by Tino Livramento.

seven – last carried by Shane Long, whose contract expires in less than fifteen days; could be inherited by Romeo Lavia.

TOTTENHAM
9 – last worn by Gareth Bale; could be inherited by Gareth Balealthough that seems unlikely.

Likely to become available… 11 should be up for grabs when Bryan Gil disappears once again, either on loan or permanently.

WESTERN HAM
2 – last worn by Winston Reid; could be inherited by Nayef Aguerd

6 – last worn by Matt Upson; could not be inherited by anyone since he was retired. In honor of Bobby Moore, not Upson.

seven – last worn by Andriy Yarmolenko; could be inherited by Jarrod Bowen, although the England winger has already changed once in his Hammers career, from 17 to 20 which he wore at Hull.

WOLVES
4 – last carried by Jesus Vallejo; could be inherited by Sergio Oliveira, although the midfielder would prefer to return to Roma.

5 – last worn by Marcal; could be inherited by Max Kilman, who rose to 23 last season after three seasons with 49 on his back.