Opinion: Mariano should give Hazard the number ‘7’ shirt

Ahead of Eden Hazard’s presentation as a new Real Madrid player, we tell you why we believe Mariano should give him the number ‘7’ shirt.

Eden Hazard is about to live the best moment of his career later at the Santiago Bernabeu, we believe he deserves to wear the number ‘7’ shirt.

The player who currently wears this number is Mariano Diaz, an inconsequential player who only came to warm up the bench last season.

Even though he decided to take on the monumental challenge of wearing this mythical number, we believe Diaz should stop playing.

Eden Hazard is the man who was born to play with that number, he has the necessary quality to keep sporting it with pride.

All we have to do in order to realize Mariano is completely out of order is look at the names who have worn the number ‘7’.

The players with the honor of sporting this number are inside Real Madrid’s history and all of them are considered legends of the club.

The very first big player who wore this number ever was Raymond Kopa, the French player who shared the squad with none other than Alfredo Di Stefano.

Kopa even won the Ballon d’Or during his time with Los Blancos. After the Frenchman, we have legendary Amancio Amaro.

This man is another legend in Real Madrid’s history and he has one of the most prolific careers in the club’s history.

Juanito and the modern number ‘7’ players at Real Madrid.

After the black and white era came to a close, Real Madrid had Juanito as another mythical number ‘7’ player.

The Spanish striker is still considered one of the most beloved players in the club’s history, he sadly passed away after being involved in a car accident at the age of 37.

The end of the ’80s brought Emilio Butragueño, a youth academy product who also made history with the club during ‘La Quinta del Buitre’.

Then we move on to Raul Gonzalez Blanco, another youth academy product who won three Champions League trophies while sporting that number.

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And finally, we have Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese player left a legacy that can only be compared to Alfredo Di Stefano’s, he might be the most illustrious number ‘7’ in the club’s history.

After looking at all these legends who wore this number, you see why we believe Mariano shouldn’t even wear it in the first place.

Eden Hazard is the type of player who should sport this number, we urge Mariano to reconsider or we beg Real Madrid to sell him to another club in order to vacate the number.

Hazard can’t take the number ’10’.

Even though we know Eden Hazard is used to wearing the number ’10’ jersey everywhere he goes, we believe that he should leave it to Luka Modric.

The Croatian midfielder really earned his right to wear this shirt over the years he’s represented Los Blancos in every competition.

Modric is the reigning Ballon d’Or winner from 2018, Hazard taking his number is simply unacceptable.

Plus, the number ‘7’ does seem like a perfect opportunity for Hazard to become part of the club’s rich history with this shirt.

The most important number in the club’s history is this one, there are many that are crucial in the club but none as big as the one that Mariano still wears to this day.

There are even Real Madrid stores selling this jersey in Dubai right now with Eden Hazard’s name according to Marca, they already think he will sport this number but Mariano is the one who should make the gesture.

We believe that Eden Hazard is destined for greatness at Real Madrid, wearing this number will only confirm that he can become one of the best players in the club’s history in record time.

Do you agree with our suggestion or which number should Eden Hazard wear? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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