Jean Michel Seri departs Fulham for Galatasaray

Fulham have this evening confirmed that Jean Michel Seri has departed the club for Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Fulham stint

Gifted midfielder Seri was linked with a move to a host of Premier League giants last summer, on the back of a standout season in Ligue 1 with Nice.

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and English champions Manchester City were all named as keen suitors of the Ivorian.

As such, it came as something of surprise when Seri eventually made the move to Premier League returnees Fulham.

However, to say that the 27-year-old’s debut campaign at Craven Cottage proved a disappointment, would be putting it lightly.

Amid Fulham’s dismal season, which saw the Londoners relegated back to the Championship, Seri struggled to live up to his reputation.

Though he showcased his undoubted qualities in flashes, the technically-gifted African failed to find any sort of consistency, with fans of the Cottagers having also called into question his commitment on a number of occasions.

All told, Seri notched just a solitary goal across 32 Premier League appearances in 2018/19.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Jean Michael Seri of Fulham reacts after a missed chance during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Galatasaray switch

As such, news that Fulham have decided to send the midfielder on his way after just a solitary campaign on the club’s books has come as little surprise.

In an official statement across their social media platforms this evening, the capital outfit confirmed that Seri has joined Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray on loan for the coming season:

Gala will also have the option to make Seri’s arrival permanent next summer.

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