The 31-year-old Socceroo's indecision over his new contract at Galatasaray meant new signing Lorik Cana claimed the number 19 shirt the Socceroo had worn in Turkey for the past two seasons.

The former Sunderland midfielder has worn the number 19 throughout his career and was given the shirt in a pre-season game.

As a result Kewell, who originally wore the number 19 shirt in his Leeds United days, has decided to take the number 99 which was recently worn by Umit Karan.