He could have had 15, 20, 25, 27 or 29, but those available numbers are all far too normal.
Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado is poised to join Chelsea from Fiorentina before the end of the winter transfer window.
The 26-year-old, who is expected to cost the Blues £23.8m, currently has 11 as his squad number at Fiorentina.
However, Chelsea’s number 11 belongs to Didier Drogba, so Cuadrado will have to choose something different.
He will apparently opt to wear 74 at Stamford Bridge, because 7 + 4 = 11, which is his favourite.
Cuadrado’s 74 would be the second highest squad number ever worn in the Premier League.
Teenage Manchester City forward Jose Angel Pozo wears 78.