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Benfica eyeing move for Fulham midfielder Jean-Michel Seri

There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Jean-Michel Seri in the last period.

The reports in England suggested that Benfica are eyeing move for Fulham midfielder Jean-Michel Seri.

Fulham spent 30 million euros to sign the Ivory Coast international from Nice in the summer of 2018. The 29-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.

Jean-Michel Seri
Jean-Michel Seri

Seri has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 30 senior appearances for the Ivory Coast national team.

The 29-year-old is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Fulham this winter and the list of suitors in the Ivory Coast international continues to grow.

Benfica are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 29-year-old as potential transfer target.


Jorge Jesus is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.

Jean-Michel Seri has the talent to play many roles in midfield.

According to the report, “Benfica have expressed interest in frozen out Fulham midfielder Jean-Michel Seri. The former Nice ace hasn’t been considered for selection by Cottagers boss Scott Parker so far this season. He has been linked with a return to Galatasaray, where he spent last season on-loan. However, Sky Sports says Benfica are interested in taking Seri to Portugal this month.”


Benfica will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Seri to join the club.

It is claimed that Fulham are open to letting Seri go.

Jean-Michel Seri ideal fit for Benfica?

If Seri is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Benfica.

A move to Benfica is exactly what the Ivory Coast international needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

All in all, Jean-Michel Seri will be an ideal choice for Jorge Jesus as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.

How strong that interest is and whether Benfica will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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