Since the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, we have been wondering about the future number of … CR7. Because it is Edinson Cavani who wears the 7. But the transfer window will make it possible to settle this.
European football has experienced some thunderclaps during this transfer window, but the one that resonated last week with the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered. Days after letting Juventus know he wanted to leave this summer, CR7 first came close to signing for Manchester City before, less than 24 hours later, signing up with Manchester United in what is one of the craziest comebacks in football history. While waiting for him to arrive at Old Trafford after the international break, the Red Devils are preparing the colossal marketing operation that will engender the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. And that goes in particular by the number of the shirt of the Portuguese star. Because since his first stint at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously linked to number 7.
Famous number 7 was assigned to Edinson Cavani and it has already been registered this season with the Premier League, Man Utd not having planned the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Difficult to ask El Matador, who shone last season, to relinquish his number and nothing in return. According to the Daily Express, once Daniel James moves to Leeds, Manchester United managers will offer the number 21 to Edinson Cavani, the one he wears in the Uruguay jersey. An offer that the former PSG striker can not really refuse. And this will therefore allow Cristiano Ronaldo to recover his 7, a request for exemption having already been made to the Premier League in order to quickly formalize this decision.