Real Madrid confirm Kylian Mbappe’s squad number and announce date of new superstar striker’s unveiling at the Bernabeu

  • Real Madrid will present Kylian Mbappe to fans at the Bernabeu next Tuesday
  • France frontman Mbappe will wear the No 9 in his first season as a Madrid player
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Real Madrid have announced that Kylian Mbappe will wear the No 9 shirt in his first season with the club.

The European champions have also revealed that Mbappe will be officially presented to fans at the Bernabeu next Tuesday at noon (11am UK time).

A club statement published on Wednesday afternoon read: ‘Real Madrid C. F. is pleased to announce that Kylian Mbappe will be presented at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Tuesday 16 July at noon.

‘President of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, will welcome Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid City for the formal signing of the contract that links our new player to the club for the next five seasons.

‘Following the presentation, Kylian Mbappe will speak to the media in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu.’

A second club statement then confirmed that Mbappe would wear the No 9 jersey, which had been vacant since Karim Benzema departed at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Kylian Mbappe wore the No 10 for France at Euro 2024 but he will be Real Madrid’s No 9

It read: ‘Several Real Madrid players will change their jersey numbers at the start of the 2024/25 season. Camavinga, who until now wore the number 12, will change to 6.

‘Valverde will change from 15 to 8 and Tchouameni will move from 18 to 14. Arda Güler, who wore the number 24 last season, will wear 15 and Vallejo will wear the number 18.

‘All of these jerseys, as well as Mbappé’s, are available from tomorrow, Thursday 11 July, at the Santiago Bernabéu Shop and through all official Real Madrid sales channels.’

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