Sources close to Real Madrid revealed that the club has already selected a legendary shirt number for Mbappe when he is expected to join next summer.
The Mbappe deal to join Real Madrid has consumed a lot of ink in the media for many years every time the transfer period comes but it has still not come true. But that could happen at the end of this season as the French international is expected to leave PSG at the end of his contract.
According to Marca, the Real Madrid dressing room has great faith in having Mbappe in the squad next season. This club is also said to have prepared a grand welcome plan for their most anticipated blockbuster.
The first thing they did was prepare a gift for Mbappe, a Real Madrid shirt. Shirt number is also a matter of concern because the 24-year-old striker is the most influential player in the world after Ronaldo and Messi.
Real Madrid wants Mbappe to wear number 10 when he joins the club next season (photo: Getty)
However, Real Madrid is expected not to turn Mbappe into Ronaldo 2.0 with the number 9 shirt when he debuts. Instead, they want the French superstar to wear the number 10 shirt like in the French national team.
This shirt number is currently held by Luka Modric but he is expected to leave for free at the end of this season. Before the Croatian player, this legendary shirt number was taken over by a series of big names such as Mesut Ozil, Wesley Sneijder, Robinho, Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf, Michael Laudrup, Fernando Hierro or Ferenc Puskas…
The above information has been confirmed by a source very close to the club, El Chiringuito. With Mbappe being given the number 10, Real Madrid’s number 9 shirt will continue to be empty. It is said to be for a new striker, with Los Blancos target being Erling Haaland.
Real Madrid is ambitious to own both Mbappe and Haaland (photo: Twitter)
If Real Madrid really owns this new pair of numbers 9 and 10, their shirt sales will certainly increase sharply in the future. Because as mentioned, Mbappe has great appeal to current fans and Haaland is no less competitive.