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Real Madrid News: Real Madrid youngster refuses to quit his jersey number for Eden Hazard

Tanish Chachra

Real Madrid News: Real Madrid youngster refuses to quit his jersey number for Eden Hazard

Real Madrid News: Real Madrid youngster refuses to drop the famous club jersey number ‘seven’ for Los Blancos’ new star signing-Eden Hazard.

Real Madrid recently made a mega signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea, but yet to give a jersey number to the Belgian International, as all the number he wore previously are already taken in Real Madrid.

Although, it was reported that Real Madrid were ready to give number ‘7’ jersey to Hazard, by stripping it away from Mariano Diaz, as the Dominican International failed to stand up to the legacy of the jersey number.

However, according to a report by the Marca, Mariano is also ‘adamant’ of keeping his number ahead. The Dominican Republic international thinks that he has a chance to cement his place in Real’s 25-man squad next season.

On the other hand, Hazard was also denied number 10 kit number, which he used to wear at Chelsea, by Luka Modric, who currently possess the same number at Real Madrid.

“I have been able to talk to Modric through [Mateo] Kovacic,” Hazard said at his unveiling. “I was joking when I asked him to lend me the No. 10. He said no, so I’ll have to find another number.” he further said.

So, that leaves Hazard with his third choice option – number 23. The same number was earlier wore by Manchester United and Real Madrid icon- David Beckham at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Last season, Sergio Reguilon was given the shirt, but it’s unlikely he’ll put up a fight to keep it. Therefore, Hazard’s quest for a squad number could soon be over.

It is further stated in the report, with Hazard’s admiration for basketball, and there have been plenty of famous faces wearing it in the NBA, the 28-year-old forward could be drawn to the number 23.

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Real Madrid have left for their pre-season tour, and will face Bayern Munich in the first friendly match.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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