James Maddison has been named as Tottenham’s new No.10 to replace Harry Kane following his departure to Bayern Munich.
Spurs waited less than two hours before their Premier League opener away at Brentford to release their squad numbers for the new season.
Maddison has been named at Tottenham’s new No.10Getty
GettyThe number was vacant following Kane’s move to Bayern[/caption]
And all eyes were on who was going to take the vacant No.10 shirt after Kane joined the Bundesliga champions in a deal worth more than £100million on Saturday.
He had been wearing the No.71 during pre-season as Spurs waited to see whether Kane would depart north London or not.
A club statement on the announcement read: “We can confirm that James Maddison will wear the number 10 shirt moving forward.”
It caps a proud couple of days for the 26-year-old, who has also been appointed as Spurs’ vice-captain along with Cristian Romero.
They serve as deputies for new skipper Heung-Min Son who replaces outgoing World Cup winner Hugo Lloris.
As for Spurs’ fellow summer signings, goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario has been given the No13 with Lloris still on the club’s books.
Dutch defender Micky van de Ven will wear the No.37 after joining from Wolfsburg in a deal rising to £43m.
GettyMaddison had been wearing the No.71 during pre-season for Spurs.[/caption]
Meanwhile Argentine forward Alejo Veliz is Spurs’ new No.36, with Israel international Manor Solomon and centre-back Ashley Phillips to wear the No.27 and No.35 shirts respectively.
And versatile defender Destiny Udogie, fresh from his Udinese loan spell, has been given the No.28.
Spurs already announced earlier this month that Yves Bissouma has swapped his number from No.38 to No.8 in a sign he is set for a big season under Ange Postecoglou.