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Eden Hazard set to follow in David Beckham’s footsteps as iconic Real Madrid shirt number is revealed


Eden Hazard has chosen to wear the No.23 shirt for Real Madrid next season and follow in the footsteps of David Beckham.

The Belgian joined from Chelsea on a five-year deal last month and there has been plenty of speculation as to what number he would wear.

Hazard will wear shirt No.23
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Hazard, who wore the No. 10 shirt at Chelsea after taking over from Juan Mata, hoped to persuade current Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric to let him wear the iconic number at the Bernabeu.

“I have been able to talk to Modric through [Mateo] Kovacic,” Hazard said. “I was joking when I asked him to lend me the No.10.

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