On Thursday 12th July, Ivory Coast international Jean Michaël Seri joined Fulham on a four-year deal from OGC Nice. The midfielder signed a contract until June 2022, with the Club holding an option to extend by a further 12 months after beating a host of top European sides to Seri’s signature.
A creative, intelligent central midfield player, Seri spent his younger years with Africa Sports d'Abidjan before joining the most successful side in Ivorian history in 2010, ASEC Mimosas.
After impressing in two seasons with the club, Seri was scouted by Porto and subsequently joined the Portuguese giants on loan for the 2012/13 campaign.
The following summer he made a permanent switch to a different top flight club in Portugal, Paços de Ferreira, who he helped retain Primeira Liga status, notably by scoring in their relegation play-off victory in his first season.
He also played in every one of their six Group Stage Europa League matches in 2013/14.
The subsequent campaign was a much more prosperous one for Paços de Ferreira, with Seri playing a major role as they secured an eighth-placed finish, missing out on a European spot by just a solitary point.
In the summer of 2015, Seri made the move to Nice and quickly established himself as a key component of the exciting Ligue 1 side.
Top-four and top-three finishes were achieved in his first two campaigns in France, while this term European qualification eluded Nice by one point.
The 2016/17 & 2017/18 campaigns saw Seri top the charts in Ligue 1 in terms of passes played and completed, with an accuracy rate of 90.4 per cent in his final season, while he claimed a spot in the 16/17 Team of the Season.
The beginning of the 19/20 season saw the midfielder move on loan to Turkish side Galatasaray with a view to a permanent deal.
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