Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid number
It’s been a while since Eden Hazard completed his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid shelled out around €100 million to sign Hazard from Stamford Bridge.
The attacker penned a five-year deal with Los Blancos.
However, despite having enjoyed his unveiling at the Santiago Bernabeu, Hazard is yet to receive a squad number in Madrid.
On Sunday, Marca believe they know what number Hazard will get: #23.
Why Eden Hazard will wear the number 23 shirt
Many had previously believed that Hazard would inherit the #7 Real Madrid shirt.
Indeed, pictures of the ‘Hazard 7’ shirts being sold at the Real Madrid club shop have circled on social media.
But it now seems certain that Hazard won’t wear Cristiano Ronaldo’s former number.
Eden Hazard No.7 shirts already hanging in Real Madrid official store.
— Chris Haydon (@ChrisHaydonCFC) June 7, 2019
Mariano Diaz currently holds the Real Madrid’s #7 shirt, and the forward appears set to hold onto it too. Marca report:
Mariano has no intention of leaving Madrid or giving up his number. He is convinced that he can have a place in the team.
Marca say Hazard is keen to wear #23 because famous sportsmen have all worn that number: David Beckham at Madrid, plus Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
To be clear, Real Madrid have yet to confirm Hazard’s new number.
Sergio Reguilon wore the number 23 last season, however Marca believe that’ll change in 2019-20.
It’s unclear what number Reguilon will wear next season.
Hazard tiene claro qué número quiere llevar https://t.co/oTrcwYp5Jl
— MARCA (@marca) July 14, 2019