Wednesday October 21 2020
Gervinho: ‘I was close to Inter'

Parma star striker Gervinho confirms he was close to joining Inter in the summer: ‘It would have been an honour.'

The former Arsenal star could have joined the Nerazzurri in a swap deal with Andrea Pinamonti but Inter and Parma failed to reach an agreement in the final days of the summer transfer window.

"I was close to joining Inter, a club to respect, but I’m not disappointed,” the 33-year-old told Talent d'Afrique.

“I’m happy to stay in Parma. The club heavily rely on me, and I’m happy here,” he insisted.

“If I had played for Inter it would have been an advantage for me and for my career, but that’s fine. Being linked with the Nerazzurri was an honor for me."

Gervinho has played with Roma and Parma in Serie A. He has 20 goals in 65 appearances in all competitions with the Ducali.