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Parma Midfielder Luis Jimenez 'Excited' To Be Back In Italy

After having played in the English Premier League for the first half of the season, Parma's newest recruit, Luis Jimenez, cannot wait to start playing in the Italian domestic league.

Having arrived at the Gialloblu from English side West Ham, the 25-year-old Chilean international didn't need a lot of convincing to come back to Italy.

"I am excited to have the possibility to play with a team that is doing so well in the league. It has a lot of history behind it," Jimenez stated to the club's official website, FCParma.com.

"The president and coach convinced me to come to Parma, but I saw the side that was constructed here. Big things can be done here, so it didn't take a lot to convince me.

"I can play in any position in midfield, but would prefer to play as a trequartista just behind the strikers.

"The experience at West Ham may not have ended like I wanted to, but it was a positive experience. I got to know another league, one that is more physical, and am happy to have returned to Italy," concluded the Chilean.

Inter own the player's contract, and will be on loan with the Crociati until the end of the season.