Six years after leaving, can Jean Seri emulate former Fulham star Mousa Dembele?

Napoli's player Ivan Strinic vies with OGC Nice player Jean Seri during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and OGC Nice at Stadio San Paolo on August 1, 2016 in Naples, Italy.

Fulham have signed Ivorian midfielder Jean Seri on a four-year deal from Nice.

Player of SSC Napoli Lorenzo Insigne vies with OGC Nice player Jean Seri during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between SSC Napoli and OGC Nice at...

Fulham are looking to make the most of their Premier League return by making quality additions this summer and holding on to their best players.

The Cottagers have already extended the deal of Tom Cairney, while Ryan Sessegnon is also set to put pen to paper for a contract extension.

Fulham have now added Ivory Coast international Jean Seri to their squad, beating a lot of top sides to the signature of the one-time Barcelona target, and it is safe to say they have found a perfect player in the mould of former midfielder Mousa Dembele.

The Tottenham Hotspur star spent only two seasons at Craven Cottage, and it was no coincidence that the London club spent just one more season in the top-flight after his exit before relegating.

Dembele was the vital cog in Fulham's midfield during his time there, and he was no doubt heavily missed.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri (R) vies with Angers' Ivorian defender Ismael Traore (C) and Angers' French defender Romain Thomas (L) during the French L1 Football match...

In Seri, Slavisa Jokanovic's side have now finally secured a quality and capable replacement six years down the line.

The 26-year-old brings creativity and bite to the table, topping the charts in Ligue 1 in terms of passes played and completed over the last two campaigns.

Seri's quality and performances saw him emerge as Nice's player of the year in the 2016-17 season, while he also earned a spot in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year the same season.

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez believes Seri has everything it takes to play for the La Liga giants, and should that be the case, Fulham might have just secured one of their best ever signings of all time in the brilliant Ivorian.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michel Seri vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (R) during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Nice at...

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