Gervinho leaves China to return to Serie A with Parma

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Parma have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Roma winger Gervinho.

The Ivory Coast international, who left the Italian capital for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in January 2016, has signed a contract until 2021 with the Serie A club .

He passed his medical in the Italian city on Friday after agreeing to have his contract in China terminated.

The 31-year-old spent three seasons in Serie A with Roma, scoring 17 goals in 71 outings for the Giallorossi.

He previously scored nine goals in 46 games for Arsenal after joining them from Lille in 2011.