Carlos Tevez gets Juventus' No. 10 upon his arrival in Turin

Alex Livesey

Commence the freakout — but not the one like on Tuesday.

The No. 10 at Juventus is a sacred shirt. It's packed with history, worn by not only some of Juventus' best players ever, but some of the greatest players the game has seen. It's full of history, full of what Juve is all about.

We talked about whether an in-house candidate will be the next in line to wear the No. 10 — the first since Alessandro Del Piero departed the club and went to play with kangaroos — but that didn't pan out.

Well, it looks like Carlos Tevez, Juventus' big, almost-official signing is about to take the opportunity to snatch up the number that was vacant during the 2012-13 season.

(Just for further viewing, a close-up view of Tevez outside Juve headquarters, courtesy of La Stampa, who used to zoom button on their camera quite effectively.

I'm just going to go out on a limb, but I'm going to say the Juventini on hand approve of the Tevez signing. Just a hunch. I'll wait for further confirmation. Might take a little while to get done, though.

But that was kind of expected considering how Juve supporters have yearned for a top striker of Tevez's ilk for years now. What I didn't expect was to see how make his first public appearance since he touched down at the airport in Milan holding up a jersey with the No. 10 on the back of it. As if he didn't have enough hopes pinned to him already, ya know?

Well, at least Alessandro Matri knows somebody won't come to him asking to negotiate for his jersey number...

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