Spanish giants Real Madrid last night officially handed over the number 7 jersey to new acquisition Eden Hazard.

The Belgian joined Los Blancos from Chelsea in June and had not been given a jersey number due to his preferred 10 being occupied by Luka Modric.

He even at some point reportedly chose the number 23, due to to his interests in the American basketball league, the NBA, but is now set to inherit Cristiano Ronaldo’s number 7.

Madrid posted a picture of this season’s squad numbers on the website last night with Hazard listed with the number 7, which had been temporarily given to Mariano Diaz.