Leaked: Mbappé to Wear Real Madrid Number 9, But Only For One Season

Kylian Mbappe's highly anticipated transfer to Real Madrid is finally official. Although Real Madrid has not revealed a picture of Mbappe with the Real Madrid kit yet, thanks to Paris newspaper Le Parisien, it is already as good as confirmed which number Mbappe will wear in his first season, but not only that.

Mbappé wears the number 7 jersey for the French national team and the number 10 jersey for Paris Saint-Germain. Both of these numbers are already taken at Real Madrid. The number 7 is worn by Vinicius Junior, a star player for the team, while the number 10 belongs to Luka Modric, who recently extended his contract.

Le Parisien: Mbappe to Wear Real Madrid Number 9 Kit in First Season, Switch to Number 10 for 2025-26 Season

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Cristiano Ronaldo also switched numbers after his first Madrid season - from 9 to 7

According to Le Parisien, Mbappe is set to wear the number 9 jersey, but only for the first season. Then, at the start of the 2025-26 season, Mbappé will be given the number 10 jersey - Modric will be leaving the club certainly.

Mbappé has never worn the number 9 at club level and it is not his preferred position on the field. The number 9 has also been worn by Cristiano Ronaldo during his first season at Real Madrid, before he switched to the number 7 one year after.

Real Madrid 24-25 Home Kit to Be Launched Friday

The Real Madrid 24-25 home kit will be launched on Friday, according to Le Parisien. Mbappé will probably present it with number 9 on his back.

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