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Gervinho joins newly promoted Parma

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Ivory Coast forward Gervinho has joined newly promoted Parma on transfer deadline day.

Gervinho, 31, completed the move from Chinese side from Hebei China Fortune.

The Ivorian winger who was a former Lille and Arsenal player spent three seasons with AS Roma between 2013-16 before joining Hebei China Fortune where he spent two seasons.

Parma, who won three successive promotions as they bounced back from bankruptcy in 2015 which left them in the fourth tier, confirmed in a statement that Gervinho had signed a three-year contract.

The Serie A transfer window has traditionally closed at the start of the September but was moved forward after complaints last season that speculation was overshadowing the start of the season on the pitch.

Other deadline day deals saw Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell join promoted Frosinone from Arsenal and midfielder Claudio Marchisio end his contract with champions Juventus, 25 years after first joining the Turin side as a seven-year-old.