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Squad update

Posted on 2 September 2010  - 12:00

Following the closure of the summer transfer window, our four new arrivals - Sandro, William Gallas, Stipe Pletikosa and Rafael Van der Vaart - have been given squad numbers for the season.

Squad update

Following the closure of the summer transfer window, our four new arrivals - Sandro, William Gallas, Stipe Pletikosa and Rafael Van der Vaart - have been given squad numbers for the season.

Brazilian international midfielder Sandro arrived at the Club this week having won the Copa Libertadores with previous club Internacional a fortnight ago and will wear the number 30 shirt.

Experienced French defender Gallas joins us on a one-year contract and will wear the number 13 shirt.

Croatian goalkeeper Pletikosa arrives on a season-long loan from Spartak Moscow and will wear the number 37 jersey.

And the final arrival of the latest transfer window, Dutch international midfielder Van der Vaart, has been given the number 11 shirt.

In line with new regulations, the Club this week submitted a list of 25 players submitted to the Premier League, forming the squad of players that will be eligible to play in the competition from now until January 1 (alongside players under the age of 21).

The squad list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

1. Benoit Assou-Ekotto
2. Sebastien Bassong
3. David Bentley
4. Vedran Corluka
5. Peter Crouch
6. Carlo Cudicini
7. Heurelho Gomes
8. Michael Dawson
9. Jermain Defoe
10. William Gallas
11. Tom Huddlestone
12. Alan Hutton
13. Jermaine Jenas
14. Younes Kaboul
15. Robbie Keane
16. Ledley King
17. Niko Kranjcar
18. Aaron Lennon
19. Luka Modric
20. Kyle Naughton
21. Jamie O'Hara
22. Wilson Palacios
23. Roman Pavlyuchenko
24. Stipe Pletikosa
25. Rafael Van der Vaart

Please note, all players under the age of 21 as of January 1, 2010, are also eligible to play in Premier League matches in 2010-2011.