Senegal star joins Barca first team

FC Barcelona have confirmed that Senegal international Moussa Wague has been promoted to the first team ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

The right full-back joined Barca from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen in 2018, but started out in the B team.

After making three appearances for Ernesto Valverde last season, the Catalan giants have now confirmed Wague has been promoted and will wear the No.16 jersey.

A statement on the club's website read:

Moussa Wague is a new player for FC Barcelona's first team.

After the signings of Frenkie de Jong, Neto and (Antoine) Griezmann, the Senegalese right-back becomes the fourth new face for Ernesto Valverde, for the 2019/20 season.

Wague played last season for Barca B, and also made three first-team appearances against Huesca, Celta and Eibar.

His number will be 16, and he will be the 11th player to wear it since 1995, the first year in which the league assigned fixed numbers to the players."