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Gervinho back with Garcia at Roma

Published: Sunday 4 August 2013, 17.10CET
"I'm very happy – it was my dream," said Ivorian forward Gervinho after a move from Arsenal FC to AS Roma reunited him with his one-time LOSC Lille coach Rudi Garcia.
Gervinho back with Garcia at Roma
Gervinho is once more working alongside Rudi Garcia at Roma ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 4 August 2013, 17.10CET

Gervinho back with Garcia at Roma

"I'm very happy – it was my dream," said Ivorian forward Gervinho after a move from Arsenal FC to AS Roma reunited him with his one-time LOSC Lille coach Rudi Garcia.

AS Roma have reached an agreement with Arsenal FC to sign striker Gervinho for a fee in the region of €8m.

The Ivory Coast international arrived in Rome on Sunday to undergo a medical and will pen a four-year contract with the Giallorossi. "I'm very happy – it was my dream," said the forward, 26, who will be reunited with his one-time coach at LOSC Lille, Rudi Garcia, in the Italian capital.

Gervinho, who also played for KSK Beveren and Le Mans FC, won a Ligue 1 and French Cup double under Garcia in 2010/11, before moving to Arsenal that summer. Roma will not play in Europe this season after finishing sixth in Serie A in 2012/13.

Last updated: 05/09/13 1.47CET

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