Gervinho is already in Italy for his medical to complete his €8m transfer from Arsenal to Roma. "I'm very happy, it was my dream."
The deal has been practically done for several days now and the final details were whittled down yesterday, as confirmed by Arsene Wenger.
Gervinho flew out to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and landed this morning with photographs confirming his arrival. "I'm very happy, it was my dream," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Ivory Coast international is therefore heading to the Policlinico Gemelli for several hours of medical tests.
It’s believed Roma have agreed to pay Arsenal €8m (£6.9m) plus performance-related bonuses.
Gervinho reunites with Coach Rudi Garcia, who already worked with him at Lille. The squad is currently in Boston on a US tour, so he’ll fly out to meet them over the next couple of days.