Impressive Premier League star Seri confirms Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs interest
Impressive Fulham new boy Jean-michael Seri has revealed why he snubbed Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in the summer.
The powerful little midfielder was heavily linked with a big money move to the Premier league big boys, as he looked to make that step up in the game.
However, a fee could not be agreed and he made the surprise decision to sign for Fulham, where he has had a solid start to the season.
And he has opened up and revealed the reason why he snubbed a big money move.
He was quoted on the metro: ‘When I played for Pacos de Ferreira in Portugal, Nice came for me and they really came.
‘Fulham wanted me the same way.
‘They said, “We want you, come to Fulham.” Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, they saw me but they didn’t say, “We want you.”
‘Because Fulham gave me this respect, although other clubs wanted me, I wanted to sign for Fulham.
‘Fulham said to my president, “We want Mica Seri, talk to him if he’s interested because we know Chelsea, Manchester want him and he almost signed for Barcelona but we are back in the Premier League.”
‘My president calls me, he says, “Fulham want you, do you want to go?” I say, “If they want me, they respect me.” The big clubs want me but Fulham show they want me.’
Here is what we think.
Seri was a wanted man by the big boys of the Premier league for one reason, to add strength in depth to the squads. He was never going to be first choice.
Chelsea have N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.
Where would Seri fit? On the bench of course. So the MOVE TO Fulham was a very good one for him.