Gervinho completes EUR18m Hebei move


Roma have announced that Gervinho has completed a transfer to Hebei China Fortune for an initial fee of EUR18million.

The Ivory Coast international heads to the Chinese Super League after spending two-and-a-half years in the Italian capital.

"AS Roma can confirm that forward Gervinho has joined Hebei China Fortune FC," a Roma statement confirmed.

"The 28-year-old Ivorian has signed for the Chinese side on a permanent deal for a fee of EUR18 million.

"An additional EUR1m could be paid depending on the Chinese club's and the player's performances."

Gervinho scored 26 times in 88 appearances for Roma after joining from Arsenal following the 2012-13 season.

He becomes the latest big-name arrival in the Chinese top flight this month. Earlier on Wednesday, Shanghai Shenhua completed a deal for Inter's Fredy Guarin and Ramires' move from Chelsea to Jiangsu Suning was also confirmed.