- Real Madrid have reportedly reserved Cristiano Ronaldo’s No. 7 shirt number for Eden Hazard
- Los Blancos eggheads want the Belgian to replace Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo
- Hazard uses the No.10 for Chelsea but the number is occupied by Luka Modric at Galaticos
Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly reserved Cristiano Ronaldo’s No. 7 shirt number for top summer target Chelsea ace Eden Hazard.
According to Tribal Football report citing The Mirror suggests the midfielder has emerged the Los Blancos No.1 target to take over from Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, as the duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are expected to remain with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Former Galaticos forward still reign supreme among Los Blancos eggheads despite his recent switch to Juventus but are now moving to bring in the Belgian as an ideal replacement after he refused to pen a new contract at Chelsea.
Additional report Spain’s news channel Don Balon suggests the Los Blancos are so sure of Hazard’s potential switch and have reserved Ronaldo’s squad number.
Interestingly, Hazard uses the No.10 for Chelsea and country but the squad number is presently occupied by Croatian World Cup superstar Luka Modric.
However, the Belgian captain will make do with Ronaldo’s iconic No.7.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Real Madrid have reportedly reached a massive £170 million deal for Chelsea’s Belgium star Eden Hazard.
According to the UK Mirror report, the Chelsea playmaker’s time at Stamford Bridge seems to be nearing an end after he openly courted a move away from West London.
Hazard was among the top performers at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia but he would not be playing Champions League football next season if he stays with Chelsea.
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