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'Oh no': Some Crystal Palace fans react to club announcement on £77,000-a-week player

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Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after the club announced that Vicente Guaita had changed his shirt number.

What’s the story?

Well, after Wayne Hennessey’s departure, the Spaniard has wasted no time in snapping up the No.13 shirt.

Guaita had previously worn the No.31 shirt since arriving on a free transfer from Getafe in 2018.

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The 34-year-old also wore No.13 at Valencia and Getafe.

Now, the £77,000-a-week man has got his hands on the number he wanted all along.

If it ends up making him play any better, then Premier League forwards should be scared – Guaita has been playing at a consistently high level for a while now.

Do shirt numbers have an impact?

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You might argue that shirt numbers mean nothing in football?

However, as we’ve seen in Guaita’s swift decision to nab the No.13, footballers clearly care about what number they’re wearing.

In some instances, it can even influence a player’s form.

Just look at Christian Benteke. The Belgian took the Premier League by storm while wearing No.20 at Aston Villa.

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Then, after swapping his No.17 to No.20 last summer, he scored ten Premier League goals – his best tally in years.

In our view, it can definitely have an impact.

Let’s see how the Crystal Palace fans on Twitter reacted to Guaita’s decision…

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