Real Madrid officially confirmed on their official website that attacker Eden Hazard will wear number 7 in the 2019-2020 season. The Belgian star was using 50 during the preseason but La Liga doesn’t allow numbers greater than 25 —only for academy players—.
Real Madrid confirm on their site that Eden Hazard will wear number 7 this season. pic.twitter.com/gez5Lsvjvw— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) August 9, 2019
The 7 was Mariano Diaz’s number but the attacker will wear 24 if he ends up staying in the club past this summer.
In other news, James Rodriguez gets number 16 —again, if he stays— while Gareth Bale keeps 11. New defender Benjamin Mendy has received number 23 and Luka Jovic 18. Militao will replace Vallejo wearing number 3.
Rodrygo will wear 27 when he plays for the first team and Takefusa Kubo is not a member of the first team, at least on Real Madrid’s website. Vinicius will keep 28 but could be a candidate to wear number 11 if Gareth Bale ends up leaving the club.
The transfer window has not ended and Real Madrid will be expected to make at least one signing during this month and confirm a few departures as well.