Moises Caicedo will wear the no.25 shirt for Chelsea.
Caicedo contacted Gianfranco to ask for permission to wear his famous squad number, with the Italian replying to our latest signing with the following heartfelt message:
‘Hi Moises! Thank you for the message. I hope it will bring to you as many pleasures as it brought to me.
‘Good luck, Gianfranco.’
The number means a lot to Caicedo too, with the midfielder wearing 25 for Brighton, and he explained how he spoke to Zola before taking the shirt.
‘I’m so proud to wear this number,’ said Moises. ‘I spoke with Gianfranco Zola and he gave me his blessing.
‘I know how much this number means. I chose it because it is a very special number to me and my family.
‘I want to create a lot of memories for Chelsea with this number on my back!’
He took the no.23 shirt for Ecuador at the 2022 Qatar World Cup but that is currently occupied by fellow midfielder Conor Gallagher.