Who will inherit the number 11 after Bale’s departure?

17 Sep 2020

Gareth Bale is about to finalize his departure to Tottenham and will release one of the most popular numbers in the world of football, the number ’11’. Vinicius and Marco Asensio have asked to keep this number that seems to have a new owner.

Marco Asensio will inherit the number ’11’ because he has a priority of choice thanks to his seniority in the club. This means that Vinicius JR cannot choose the number he preferred and that he already wore at Flamengo.

Probably, Vinicius will keep the ’20’ released by the Balearic.  The Brazilian wanted the number ’11’, but he arrived at the Bernabéu in 2018 and the former Mallorca player in 2016.

Asensio will change his number, but will not yet be his favorite. The Mallorcan has always explained that his illusion is to wear the ’10’ and that is why he ruled out the option of wearing the ‘7’ after Cristiano’s departure to Juventus.

The Brazilian can remember good moments with the number ’20’ on his back, such as his debut for Flamengo in the 2016-17 campaign and in 2017-18, and on one occasion with the inferiors of Brazil.

All this dance of numbers must take place before the first match that Real Madrid is going to play this Sunday in Anoeta. If any player plays with a number, he can no longer change it due to League regulations.

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