Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid journey, iconic shirt number unveiled

Kylian Mbappe is hesitant to claim Cristiano Ronaldo's No. 7 shirt at Real Madrid unless Vinicius Junior vacates it.

Kylian Mbappe Will Be Wearing Iconic Number 10
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According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Kylian Mbappe is not inclined to claim Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic No. 7 shirt at Real Madrid, unless Vinicius Junior relinquishes it or decides to switch numbers. Vinicius Junior currently holds the jersey and may be reluctant to part with it. However, with Luka Modric’s impending departure at the season’s end, the coveted No. 10 shirt could become available for Mbappe.

Whether Mbappe attaches great importance to specific shirt numbers remains uncertain. If he finds it imperative to wear his preferred number, though this scenario seems improbable, his choices for potential destinations could be limited if he decides to seek a move elsewhere. Speculation has linked him with a possible transfer to Arsenal, aiming to emulate Thierry Henry, yet the No. 14 jersey is currently occupied by Eddie Nketiah, presenting another dilemma regarding shirt numbers.

Mbappe has previously sported the No. 10 shirt, notably during his standout performances for France in the 2022 World Cup, where he netted a memorable hat-trick in the final match.

As Mbappe’s contract with PSG winds down, it promises to be a period filled with anticipation. While he might have already made his decision regarding his next club, the footballing world eagerly awaits official confirmation of his destination for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Mbappe remains focused on securing another Ligue 1 title and potentially clinching his first Champions League trophy in his remaining months with the Parisian club.

Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé Lottin

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

FranceFrance

Age: 26

178 cm

73 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 9 0 Missed
Minutes 810 90.0 Avg
Goals 6 0.7 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 53 5.9 Avg
Passes 277 30.883.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 20 times for 1629 minutes for Ligue 1.

Kylian Mbappé  scored 21 goals for Paris Saint Germain. He procured 4 assists. He received 3 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Ligue 1. In the last match Paris Saint Germain won 2-0 against Nantes.

Paris Saint Germain performance and stats

Paris Saint Germain

Manager: Luis Enrique
Rank 1st
Win 18
Draw 9
Loss 1
Goals 65-24
Diff 41
Rank 2nd
Win 2
Draw 2
Loss 2
Goals 9-8
Diff 1

Paris Saint Germain is currently 1st in the Ligue 1 with 53 points.

In the last 22 games, it has won 16 times, drawn 5 times, and lost once. In its last match, Paris Saint Germain won 0-2 against Nantes.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 53 goals and conceding 18.​

Real Madrid performance and stats

Real Madrid

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Rank 1st
Win 24
Draw 6
Loss 1
Goals 67-20
Diff 47
Rank 1st
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 0
Goals 16-7
Diff 9

Real Madrid is currently 1st in the La Liga with 61 points.

In the last 24 games, it has won 19 times, drawn 4 times, and lost once. In its last match, Real Madrid won 4-0 against Girona.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 52 goals and conceding 15.​