SI Staff
Wednesday July 27th, 2016

Patrice Evra is evidently ecstatic that Gonzalo Higuain is joining him at Juventus. So much so, that he declared his welcome to the Argentine forward by dropping his game of ping pong and turning in a running man challenge dance video. 

Evra posted the welcome on his Instagram page after Higuain completed his €90 million move from Napoli to Juventus, the five-time reigning Serie A champion. The dance, made popular and viral worldwide by a pair of University of Maryland basketball players, had already made its way into world football, (some may say that Simone Zaza adapted a new variation during his mystifying Euro 2016 penalty kick), and now it's made its way to Juve, which has a lethal new tool at its disposal.

Welcome to Juventus GONZALO HIGUAIN !!! hahahahahahahaha i love this game !!!#higuain#juventus#i lovethisgame

A video posted by Patrice Evra (@patrice.evra) on

Evra has good reason for being excited to have Higuain on his side. With Juventus foe Napoli last season, Higuain scored a Serie A-record 36 goals.

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