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Juventus' deleted 'Number 7' post sparks Cristiano Ronaldo transfer questions

The hoopla over Cristiano Ronaldo's much-rumoured move to Juventus was thrown into overdrive on weekday once a teasing video was reportedly announce and deleted by Juventus' official account on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The video, as captured by variety of Italian media retailers, displays the names of players WHO have worn the No. seven shirt for Juventus within the past and asks fans to select their favorite.

It ends with space for an extra name -- leading fans to take a position the post was hinting at associate degree imminent move for Ronaldo, WHO wears No. seven for Real capital of Spain and European nation.

The video shows the names of the six players to wear the shirt since permanent numbers were appointed within the 1990s: Angelo Di Livio, Gianluca Pessotto, Hasan Salihamidzic, Simone Pepe, Simone Zaza and Juan Cuadrado.

Ronaldo, of course, would be No. seven variety seven.

There's no indication that the post was meant as a "leak" of Ronaldo's arrival -- it absolutely was announce on the seventh day of Gregorian calendar month, the seventh month, and it would have simply been to celebrate the date.

However, incoming because it did {one day|at some point|in the future|someday|sooner or later|in some unspecified time within the future} when Juventus were tutored by the Italian exchange to issue a press release downplaying the rumours in the face of a skyrocketing share value, fans cannot be cursed  for group action additional excited.

The rumours persisted into the weekend, with Italian television station Mediaset suggesting that Real capital of Spain president Florentino Perez may announce at a committee meeting on Tuesday that Ronaldo has requested a transfer.