There were Newcastle United squad numbers announced on Friday.
The game against Tottenham on Sunday, meant the club could leave it no longer to give players numbers ahead of that game.
This Wednesday morning saw Joselu become the sixth signing of the summer and he has now been handed his squad number.
Newcastle United announcement 16 August 2017:
‘Joselu will wear the number 21 shirt following his arrival from Stoke City.
The 27-year-old frontman became Newcastle’s latest signing on Wednesday morning.
And while only a handful of shirts were available, the former Real Madrid man chose 21 because he ‘likes the number.’
The updated Newcastle United squad numbers 2017/18 including Joselu:
1 Rob Elliot
2 Ciaran Clark
3 Paul Dummett
4 Jack Colback
5 Grant Hanley
6 Jamaal Lascelles
7 Jacob Murphy
9 Dwight Gayle
10 Mohamed Diamé
11 Matt Ritchie
14 Isaac Hayden
15 Siem de Jong
16 Rolando Aarons
17 Ayoze Pérez
18 Chancel Mbemba
19 Javier Manquillo
20 Florian Lejeune
22 DeAndre Yedlin
23 Mikel Merino
24 Henri Saivet
25 Massadio Haïdara
26 Karl Darlow
27 Jesús Gámez
30 Christian Atsu
41 Freddie Woodman
42 Jamie Sterry
45 Aleksandar Mitrovic
The Mag – 13 August 2017:
The Newcastle United squad numbers couldn’t wait any longer.
On Friday the club announcing that 28 players had been handed numbers ahead of the Tottenham match today.
Of course everything could change in the remaining days of this month, with players almost certain to be leaving and arriving.
One thing we did have confirmed though, all things being equal (no injuries etc), was that Tim Krul, Emmanuel Riviere and Achraf Lazaar definitely have no future her – not even handed a squad number.
This despite the likes of Henri Saivet and Massadio Haidara being named amongst those given the 28 Newcastle United squad numbers.
You can only name 25 senior Premier League players in your squad once the transfer window ends, only Mikel Merino and Freddie Woodman qualify as Under 21 players (born on or after 1 January 1996), so at least one of the other 26 given squad numbers wouldn’t be able to be included.
This of course is also without any new signings arriving which would mean others needing to give way as well.
I can still see a fair few twists and turns before this month is out, interesting to revisit the Newcastle United squad numbers then…