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Signing ‘the African Xavi’ is a massive coup for Fulham, says French football expert

Fulham’s £25million signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is a ‘massive coup’ for the Premier League membership, a French football expert has informed talkSPORT.

The Cottagers introduced the signing of 26-year-old Seri from Ligue 1 facet Nice on Thursday, beating a host of high European golf equipment – together with Chelsea – to his signature.

It’s a enormous deal for Fulham as they strengthen their workforce for their return to high flight football.

And French football expert Jeremy Smith says the London membership have landed ‘an absolutely brilliant player’, whose ‘unplayable’ type for Nice virtually noticed him be part of Barcelona final summer season.

Speaking on Football First on talkSPORT 2, he mentioned: “It’s massive coup from Fulham once you take a look at a number of the different groups who have been rumoured to have an interest.

“Two seasons in the past he was unplayable – if there wasn’t a lot PSG bias he ought to have gained French Footballer of the Year.

“His nickname amongst some folks is the African Xavi, which tells you what sort of participant he is.

Jean-Michael Seri has joined Fulham in a reported £25m deal

Jean-Michael Seri has joined Fulham in a reported £25m deal

“He’s very good. He can dribble however he’s a sensible passer of the ball, he can discover gaps the place you may’t clearly see them. He’s additionally received a actually first rate lengthy shot on him, he’s a good set-piece taker.

“He can principally do all of it in midfield.

“He can even drop again and play the defending N’Golo Kante function, he can play as an eight or a ten.

“This time final yr it seemed like he was going to affix Barcelona however the plug was pulled on the final minute.

“And then final season, partly due to that and due to accidents, he was a bit unsettled and wasn’t fairly on the identical degree.

“But probably if he can get again to his degree of two years in the past he’s a completely sensible participant.

“I think he could settle brilliantly into the Premier League.”

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