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real Madrid have announced that Kylian Mbappe will be officially presented to fans next week at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The event, scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, is expected to draw a similar crowd to the 70,000 fans who Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

According to an official statement from Real Madrid, club president Florentino Perez will first welcome Mbappe to the training ground, where the French striker will sign a five-year contract.

After the signing, Mbappe will give a speech to the fans at the Bernabeu and later face the media for the first time as a Real Madrid player.

Real Madrid presents Kylian Mbappe with the number 9 jerseyReal Madrid presents Kylian Mbappe with the number 9 jersey
Mbappe gets jersey No. 9 at Real Madrid – Getty Image

In addition to the presentation, the team from the Spanish capital also confirmed several changes to the jersey numbers for the coming season.

Mbappe will wear the number nine shirt previously worn by Karim Benzema.

Eduardo Camavinga will move to number 6, Fede Valverde will take over number 8 and Aurelien Tchouameni will wear number 14.

Arda Güler, meanwhile, will wear number 15 and Jesus Vallejo will wear number 18 after returning from a loan at Granada, although Vallejo is expected to leave the club.

Mbappe joins Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, seven years after the club first tried to sign him from AS Monaco.