Eden Hazard likely to inherit shirt number of 450-goal Real Madrid icon

All signs point to Eden Hazard wearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous number 7 shirt at Real Madrid. No pressure, Eden!

This news comes from a report by Football London, who report that Hazard jokingly requested that Luka Modric vacated the number 10.

Of course, Modric wouldn’t do that for anyone, even a player of Hazard’s quality. He is the Ballon D’Or holder, after all.

That leaves Hazard without the possibility of donning his favourite shirt number with Los Blancos, but don’t fear, there’s a solution.

Football London report that Hazard is likely to be handed the number 7 shirt, currently worn by 25-year-old Mariano Diaz.

Mariano likely wouldn’t be best pleased with the fact he’ll have to stand aside for Hazard, but when a Galactico arrives, you’re left with no choice.

The number 7 comes with added pressure for Hazard, with the occupier before Mariano being none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo netted 450 goals in 438 appearances for Real Madrid. The stage is yours, Eden…