Mbappe to take Zidane's iconic shirt number at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have reserved Zinedine Zidane's iconic No 5 shirt for Kylian Mbappe, according to AS.

The LaLiga giants are confident of signing the player from Paris Saint-Germain, despite a second bid of €180million being knocked back by the Ligue 1 club.

Mbappe currently wears no 7 for PSG and no 10 for France.

But Real have reserved their no 5 shirt for him, as Eden Hazard wears no 7 and Luka Modric has taken the no 10 shirt.

Mbappe has always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid and previously named Zidane as his childhood idol.

Therefore, the opportunity to wear the club's iconic No 5 will appeal to the French international.

As it stands, the No 5 shirt currently belongs to Jesus Vallejo. But the club will pass it on to Mbappe, as Vallejo is unlikely to be a regular first-team starter this campaign.

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