Report: Fulham will accept big loss on Jean-Michel Seri with exit 'close'

Scott Parker of Fulham signs an autograph before the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Fulham at St Andrews Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Birmingham, England

Jean-Michel Seri could reportedly return to France with Lyon or Monaco after a dismal Premier League season at Fulham.

Jean Michael Seri of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in London,...

Jean-Michel Seri looks set to return to France with Lyon or Monaco this summer, as Le10 Sport claims that Fulham are willing to accept a cut-price fee for the Ivorian international.

Plenty of eyebrows were raised on both sides of The Channel when Seri, who had come so close to joining Barcelona in the summer of 2017, was unveiled by Premier League newcomers Fulham in July of last year.

 

One of the most highly-rated central midfielders in Europe, the Cottagers paid a club record £25 million for the Nice talisman.

But it is fair to say Seri didn’t live up to his price-tag or those lofty expectations during a miserable season at Craven Cottage. A player who shone in France looked lightweight and disinterested in London, making just 27 starts as Fulham were relegated from the top flight in humiliating fashion.

Andre Schurrle and Jean Michael Seri of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

And it seems only a matter of time before Seri’s time in the English capital comes to an end. Le10 Sport points out that he has no interest in playing Championship football for Fulham, who could be willing to accept as little as £13 million.

The report adds that a return to France is ‘close’ with Lyon and Monaco emerging as potential destinations.

Mark Noble of West Ham United in action with Jean Michael Seri of Fulham during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham FC at London Stadium on February 22, 2019 in...

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