Cristiano Ronaldo sought permission from Juan Cuadrado before taking his favourite number seven shirt at Juventus.
Ronaldo completed a blockbusting €112million move to the Serie A champions last month, with many of his record-breaking deeds for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal having taken place with "7" on his back.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner famously has his own "CR7" brand and Colombia winger Cuadrado was only too happy to accommodate his new team-mate.
"Of course, it's my favourite number," Ronaldo told DAZN after joining the world's first truly dedicated live sports streaming service as a global ambassador.
"I spoke with the club in the beginning and I spoke with Cuadrado because he was number seven.
"He said, 'For me, it's not a problem. It will be a pleasure for me to give you my number seven, my shirt'.
"I am surprised, in a good way because the club helped me and Cuadrado accepted very well.
"I am really glad to continue with my number seven."
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Cuadrado, sporting his new number 16, featured alongside Ronaldo as Massimiliano Allegri's Juve got their quest for an eighth consecutive Scudetto up and running with a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo last weekend.
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