Agent: 'Gervinho ready for dream Serie A move'

Agent: 'Gervinho ready for dream Serie A move'
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Gervinho has dreamed of a move to Serie A for three seasons after nearly signing for Roma on two previous occasions, according to the player's agent.

Gervinho's agent has declared that his client has the attributes to make a quick impact in Serie A, as the forward awaits official confirmation over a summer switch to Roma.

The Ivory Coast international arrived in the Italian capital on Sunday night for a medical with Roma, after the Giallorossi agreed a fee with Arsenal last weekend.

Pascal Boisseau, the 26-year-old's agent, has said that a move to Serie A has been a long-term ambition for his client, with Roma attempting to land the winger on two previous occasions.

He told Calciomercato.com: "Gervinho had been dreaming of Serie A for at least three years. In the summer of 2010, then-Roma director general Daniele Prade wanted him in the Capital, while the club also made a proposal last year.

"His technical characteristics are unique and because of that much appreciated by several Italian directors. He has a culture of hard work and physicality that I think will make it easy for him to settle into Serie A.

"Rudi Garcia very strongly wanted him. He spoke directly to the player and when I met with the Roma directors it didn't take long to understand this was his big opportunity."

Official confirmation that Gervinho's two-year spell with Arsenal has come to an end is expected in the next 48 hours, allowing the forward to reunite with former coach Garcia at the Olimpico.

Ivory Coast's Gervinho celebrates scoring the opening goal in the Africa Cup of Nations match against Tunisia on January 26, 2013
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