From Cristiano to Mariano: New forward takes the iconic No.7 shirt

30 Aug 2018
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The pressure will be on Mariano Diaz from his first steps back as a Real Madrid player as the new arrival has inherited the No.7 shirt vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo‘s exit earlier this summer.

Ronaldo was just the latest legend to carry the weight of the shirt, following in the footsteps of Raul, Emilio Butragueno and Juanito.

There was a possibility that the number would not be worn this season, but Mariano opted to give himself the challenge and chose not to take 15, 16 or 23.

With the No.7 on his back Mariano will be presented on Friday at 13:30 CEST at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but only after training for the first time underJulen Lopetegui.

After passing his medical exams on Thursday Mariano went and greeted his teammates and met the coaching staff.

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