David Alaba, who was given Ramos’ number four shirt, has said that he does not want to replace Sergio Ramos and it is an honor for him to wear number four.
after 16 years and joined Paris Saint-Germain following the expiration of his contract in June.
, who was given Ramos’ number four shirt, joined Real Madrid on a free transfer after he left Bayern Munich in May.
The Austria international, who joined the club on a five-year deal, has said that he does not have the intention of replacing former captain Sergio Ramos, according toBBC
"We all know Ramos was here for a long time and wore this number, becoming the leader of this team," Alaba said.
"But the truth is that yesterday I spoke to the club and they told me that right now it's the only available squad number. I didn't want to start asking other players if they wanted to swap.
"I'm honored to wear the number four, it's a source of great pride and motivation for me and I want to do it justice.
"But I'm not here to compare myself to other players or replace them, I'm here to be David Alaba."
Ramos is Spain’s most-capped player and during his time at Real Madrid, he has been able to win five La Liga titles and four Champions League.
During his time at Bayern Munich, Alaba was able to win 10 Bundesliga titles, two Champions League, and six German Cups.