Marco Asensio will take Real Madrid’s vacant number seven shirt following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A giants Juventus, according to the club’s captain Sergio Ramos.
Cristiano Ronaldo secured a move to Juventus earlier this month having scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Los Blancos, winning two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
Asensio is seen as one of the brightest prospects in world football and it appears he will succeed Ronaldo and take on Madrid’s iconic number seven shirt, according to captain Sergio Ramos.
He said, referring to Asensio and quoted by Diario Gol: “He will take Cristiano Ronaldo’s seven.”
It is yet to be seen whether Madrid will make a Galactico-esque signing this summer, with the club favouring signing younger players in recent years, but Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have been heavily linked following their World Cup excursions.