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Bayern Munich’s new signing has picked the worst squad number in existence

Sandro Wagner will join the club from Hoffenheim and act as Robert Lewandowski's understudy

Why do people do bad things?

Shirt numbers may not hold as much significance as they used to, but there’s still some romance behind them.

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Cafu is arguably the most famous number 2 in history

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Cafu is arguably the most famous number 2 in history

So the Number 2 instantly implies a tough tackling, robust right back in the mould of Gary Neville or Cafu.

Not if you’re Sandro Wagner, apparently.

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to bring the Hoffenheim STRIKER to the club in January, re-signing a player they let go for free nine years ago.

So what shirt number has he picked?

Yes, that’s right, the Number 2.

Look what you’ve started, Wilfried Bony, you fool!

Weirdly, the choice is almost fitting as it resembles where he stands in terms of Bayern’s attacking options – a number two to Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski cried out for an understudy earlier this season to shoulder the goalscoring burden and it appears the club have listened.

Wagner will act as understudy to Lewandowski

Wagner will act as understudy to Lewandowski

But Wagner isn’t exactly prolific.

He scored in the defeat to Liverpool in Champions League qualification back in August but has managed just five goals during the rest of the season for Hoffenheim.

His strike rate for Germany, however, is much more impressive, scoring five times in seven appearances.


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