The decision proved controversial to some but Poyet insists it made sense to the entire squad.
The ex-Norwich City goalkeeper is aiming to challenge for regular playing time after signing a two-year deal at Villa Park.
Manuel Pellegrini's side will only make a move when Spurs do however.
Ronny Deila has heaped praise on Celtic winger James Forrest.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has opted for the number 33 shirt.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven.
Bilic's first game in charge as Hammers boss on Saturday gave the Croatian plenty of food for thought.
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger so what do their fans have to say about it?
The Gunners manager also believes that the keeper's addition will add belief to the Emirates Stadium ranks.
Arda Turan has an interesting decision to make regarding his shirt number at Barcelona.
Clyne becomes Liverpool's sixth signing of the summer after joining from Premier League rivals Southampton.
Here's a topical letter to staff from Jefferies CEO Richard Handler.
If you thought all professional athletes did was make it rain, date models and drive around in fancy cars .... you'd probably be right.