Seri picks Fulham over Chelsea
Ivory Coast international Jean-Michel Seri signed for Fulham yesterday in a real coup for the Premier League new boys as he preferred them to Chelsea and German side Borussia Dortmund.
The 26-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract – with the option for it to be extended by a year – with Fulham paying Ligue 1 side Nice a reported £25million ($$45 million). The transfer is subject to international clearance and a work permit for the 16-time capped Seri.
Seri was swayed by the promise of regular firstteam football.
Chelsea’s case was not helped by the uncertainty over the status of manager Antonio Conte, who was reportedly sacked yesterday with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri set to replace him.
“It was great to get the move finalised,” Seri told the Fulham website.
“I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new adventure that starts for me and I’m hoping it will all go well.” – AFP