Updated June 4th, 2024 at 11:51 IST

Kylian Mbappe to follow his idol Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps! To wear THIS number at Real Madrid

Real Madrid have officially announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe on a five year deal. In his first season at the club, the superstar will wear this jersey no.

Kylian Mbappe jersey number at Real Madrid revealed | Image:AP/Instagram/@k.mbappe
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Kylian Mbappe on Monday completed his much anticipated transfer to Real Madrid as the official announcement finally arrived and broke the internet. Real Madrid confirmed that the French superstar has signed a five year contract with Real Madrid that will keep him at the club till 2029. 

By signing for Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe is following in the footsteps of his idol in Cristiano Ronaldo and just like the Portuguese did in his first season, Mbappe will don this jersey number at Real Madrid. 

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Kylian Mbappe will don this jersey number at Real Madrid similar to Cristiano Ronaldo

Kylian Mbappe wears the number 10 for French National team and wore the number 7 during his stint with PSG

However, at Real Madrid the number 10 jersey is occupied by Luka Modric while the number 7 jersey is occupied by Vinicius Jr. 

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Hence, just like Cristiano Ronaldo donned the number 9 jersey at Real Madrid in his first season because the number 7 was occupied by club legend Raul. Once Raul left, CR7 arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu. Similarly, Mbappe will also don the vacant number 9 shirt for the Royal White. 

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The French National team captain prefers to wear the number 10 jersey but he respects Luka Modric and hence didn't make any request to take the shirt number. 

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Once, Modric hangs up his boots and decides to move on from Real Madrid, Mbappe will don the number 10 jersey. Until then he will make do with the number 9 jersey.  

Kylian Mbappe will be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu as a new Real Madrid player after his exploits with France in the upcoming UEFA Euros.  

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Published June 4th, 2024 at 11:51 IST