‘Seri an absolute steal’ for Fulham, says Meulensteen

Jean Michael Seri, Fulham v Celta Vigo - Pre-Season Friendly
The Dutch tactician has praised the quality of the Cote d'Ivoire international and he’s delighted with his acquisition by the Craven Cottage outfit

Former Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has lauded the Cottagers for signing Jean Michael Seri, calling it an ‘absolute steal.’

They Craven Cottage outfit beat off competitions from a number of top European clubs to secure the signature of the midfielder in July, although they had to cough out a club record €30 million.

Last season, the 27-year-old made 31 league appearances for French Ligue 1 side Nice scoring twice amid numerous dazzling displays.

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Meulensteen, impressed with the quality of the former Pacos de Ferreira player, has compared him with former AC Milan midfielder and Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf.

“I tell you what, Jean-Michael Seri … an absolute steal, in my opinion,” Meulensteen told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He is a top six, if not a top three player. He reminds me of Clarence Seedorf – he’s got that guile and moves the ball – and Fulham’s got him. Fantastic.”