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Eden Hazard reveals he jokingly asked Luka Modric for No.10 shirt at Real Madrid

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Eden Hazard will have to wait his turn for Real Madrid’s No.10 shirt (Picture: Getty)

Eden Hazard has revealed that he jokingly pleaded with Luka Modric to hand over the No.10 shirt at Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old forward was unveiled to the Bernabeu crowd at his official presentation on Thursday evening following this summer’s biggest deal yet which could see Chelsea receive up to £130million once add-ons are included.

Zinedine Zidane’s return as Madrid manager in March convinced Hazard that it was time to make a move and he told fans that he was realising a ‘dream’ by pulling on their iconic white strip.

In his final four years at Chelsea, Hazard made the No.10 shirt his own after taking it over from Juan Mata, but the Belgian will have to wait his turn in the Spanish capital.

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‘I have been able to talk to Modric through Kovacic,’ Hazard said.

‘I was joking when I asked him to lend me the No.10.

‘He said no, so I’ll have to find another number. But right now, the number is not important for me, I just [want] to play with this badge.’

Modric wears the No.10 shirt at Madrid (Picture: Getty)

Hazard is ‘excited’ to help Madrid secure silverware again following a trophy-less season for the club.

‘I am going to speak in French because my Spanish is still not very good,’ the former Chelsea star said.

‘I am very excited to begin playing for Real Madrid and win many titles.

‘I just want to enjoy this moment.’

Look away now, Chelsea fans

Eden Hazard plants a kiss on the Real Madrid badge as he's officially presented in front of a packed out Bernabeu ? pic.twitter.com/p1zQsbEsFi

— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) June 13, 2019

On Hazard’s arrival, Madrid president Florentino Perez said: ‘A marvelous player has arrived to form part of this team, he is rare.

‘Our history has been graced by players with great talent.

‘We are Real Madrid and we want more triumphs. We will count on a magnificent squad and, in front of that, Zidane.

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‘I have wanted to say these words for a long time. Eden Hazard is a Real Madrid player.

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‘We also want to thank Chelsea, who have allowed this dream to come true.

‘Welcome to Real Madrid, welcome to your home.’

MORE: Real Madrid fans chant for Kylian Mbappe at Eden Hazard’s presentation

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