Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri could have a future at Craven Cottage.
That’s according to a report by The Athletic, who claim that the new Fulham manager Marco Silva is believed to be a fan of the central midfielder, having first spotted the 30-year-old when he played for Pacos de Ferreira in Portugal.
The report goes on to state, however, that nothing is decided regarding the Ivory Coast international’s future in west London, although The Athletic does suggest that Fulham fans could well see a great deal more of Seri next season.
While Silva may well be a fan of Seri, there is very little evidence that would suggest Fulham should retain the services of the midfielder this summer.
Having been signed by Slavisa Jokanovic in a deal that exceeded £20m back in the summer of 2018, the 30-year-old has so far gone on to feature just 36 times for the Cottagers, scoring one goal and providing three assists along the way.
Indeed, the £3.6m-rated man – whose value has decreased by £23.4m since moving to Craven Cottage – failed to impress in the one season he featured consistently for the club, averaging a WhoScored match rating of just 6.55 over his 32 Premier League appearances in 2018/19.
As such, with poor performances, extremely inflated wages and just one year remaining on his current contract – meaning, if Fulham wish to receive any sort of fee for the Ivorian, they must sell him this summer. Exactly why Silva is not doing all he can to move the midfielder on as quickly as he possibly can is something of a mystery.
Indeed, if we were in charge of the Cottagers, the sale of Seri would be our utmost priority, as the fee received from his departure, as well as the money freed up in the club’s wage budget, would easily allow Fulham to bring in a much better, not to mention more cost-effective, new signing ahead of next season.