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Official: Real Unveil New No. 7

After selling club record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo for €100 million (R1.85 billion) plus add-ons, Real Madrid's iconic No. 7 was vacant, but they have now unveiled the player who will succeed the superstar in the jersey.

Click through the gallery above to see images from the unveiling of Real's latest signing.

Los Blancos announced their fifth signing of the window on Wednesday night, with Mariano Diaz returning the club after a year with Olympique Lyon.

The 25-year-old, who came through the Spanish giants' youth academy, rejoined Real after they activated a buyback clause worth €33 million (R611 million). However, having had a 35% sell-on fee inserted into his Lyon contract when they sold him last year, Real actually ended up transferring only €21.5 million (R398 million), as confirmed by the French side.

Diaz, who has signed a five-year contract with Los Blancos, was unveiled by the club on Thursday afternoon and will wear the No. 7 shirt.

"Today is a very special day, I return home and I can only say thank you. I am very excited to share a wardrobe with great players, I am going to put all my effort into making history. Thank you very much, and Hala Madrid," he said at his unveiling, according to the club's official website. 

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The striker scored five goals in 14 appearances for Real's first team previously, while he netted 21 goals and assisted another seven strikes in 48 appearances for Lyon last season.

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