Antonio Rudiger has confirmed he will take the number 22 shirt vacated by Isco at Real Madrid.
The new signing has worn the number 2 shirt ever since his move to Roma in 2015, taking that number at Chelsea and even wearing the 2 on the international stage with Germany.
At Real, however, the 2 shirt belongs to right-back Dani Carvajal, so Rudiger went for the next best thing.
“My favourite number is 2, but that belongs to Carvajal,” he said. “They offered me 12 or 22 and I took 22.”
Isco had worn the 22 shirt since the 2015/16 season, following in the footsteps of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso…