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New Real Madrid Signing Comments On Take No.7 Jersey

Real Madrid unveiled their new No. 7 on Friday, and the striker has commented on taking the iconic number, which was worn by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul.

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Mariano Diaz was unveiled to the media and supporters on Friday after completing a return to Los Blancos from Olympique Lyon.

The Dominican striker surprised many when he was unveiled as the club's new No. 7, a number which was previously worn by the club's all-time record scorer, Ronaldo.

"For me the most important thing is not the number," said Mariano, despite reports claiming he asked to succeed Ronaldo. 
 
"It is a challenge and a pride to carry the same number as all the legends, like Emilio Butragueno, and the great players who have carried it.
 
"I was excited, I was free and I am very happy to wear the seven."
 
 
The 25-year-old scored an impressive  21 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions for Lyon last season.

 

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