sport news Martin Braithwaite is Barcelona's new No 9 following the departure of Luis ...

Martin Braithwaite is Barcelona's new No 9! Middlesbrough flop takes Luis Suarez's shirt just two years after playing for Tony Pulis at the Riverside as giants reveal their new squad numbers Braithwaite left England for Spain in January 2019 after a spell on Teesside Johan Cruyff and Ronaldo are among the famous names to have worn the shirt Denmark forward Braithwaite joined Barcelona in controversial circumstances

By Alex Bowmer For Mailonline

Published: 17:16 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 00:57 BST, 7 October 2020

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Martin Braithwaite has inherited Barcelona's No 9 shirt following Luis Suarez's departure to Atletico Madrid.

The Denmark international, who arrived at the Nou Camp in controversial from Leganes earlier this year, has scored once in 11 games for the Catalan outfit, but dons the iconic jersey after Suarez was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Ronald Koeman and joined Diego Simeone's side. 

Suarez now has the No 9 shirt at Atletico. 

Martin Braithwaite's career has seen him play for the likes of Middlesbrough and Toulouse

Martin Braithwaite's career has seen him play for the likes of Middlesbrough and Toulouse

Luis Suarez has swapped clubs but kept his number after Ronald Koeman decided to sell him

Luis Suarez has swapped clubs but kept his number after Ronald Koeman decided to sell him

Legends of the game who have worn No 9 for Barcelona include Johan Cruyff, Ronaldo, Patrick Kluivert, Samuel Eto'o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez. 

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