Why I Ignored Chelsea Offer Says ‘African Xavi’

Many eyebrows were raised when experienced, impressive and highly-rated midfielder Michael-Jean Seri joined Fulham despite interest from top Premier League clubs — including Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool — for his service.

The player was closed to joining Barcelona in the previous transfer window by the Catalans shockingly cooled their desire in him despite agreeing terms and conditions with him.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who is tagged ‘African Xavi’ by his fans, surprisingly joined the Craven Cottagers this summer and has been awesome for the new Premier League side.

Jean-Michel Seri
Jean Michel Seri

He scored a mouthwatering 30-yard screamer against Burnley to announce his presence in the League.

The player has finally revealed the reason behind his move to Fulham at the expense of Sarri’s offer.

In an interview with the Times publication, Chelsea, Arsenal and other top European clubs were only linked with his signature but they never make any official towards capturing him.

“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.” he said.

He revealed that Fulham met with OGC Nice president for his signature and that shows they are ready to have him play for them.

According to him, the Blues didn’t respect him as a player they really wanted in their team, therefore, he chose to sign for the team who are desperate for his signature.

With his commanding display for the newly-promoted Premier League side so far this season, it won’t be surprising if the Ivorian didn’t last long before being snapped up by a top-six club in the League.

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