Brazilian international Neymar will wear the No 11 shirt during his time with Barcelona.
A report in Sport says the club somewhat surprisingly decided to officially announce the news via a megaphone in their club store on Wednesday evening.
Thiago Alcantara’s departure to Bayern Munich has allowed the former Santos player to choose the number that, until the recent Confederations Cup, he has previously worn for the Brazilian national team.
Journalists who gathered at Neymar’s presentation on July 3 tried unsuccessfully to get him to reveal what number he would carry on his back, although at the time it was not known which players might be leaving the Camp Nou in the summer market.
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