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Liverpool’s £30 million Jean-Michael Seri decision seems to have paid off

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Liverpool’s £30 million Jean-Michael Seri decision seems to have paid off

Jean-Michael Seri, the man once labelled the perfect Barcelona player by Xavi himself, was reported to have been a key target for Liverpool during the summer.

In the end, Seri ended up being purchased by Fulham this summer amidst the Whites’ impressive spending spree. But the Ivorian international has failed to set the Premier League on fire, showing glimpses of his top quality but oftentimes letting matches pass him by in the opening months of the season.

Nice were demanding a price tag of £30 million, and Liverpool’s decision to hold off on the transfer appears to have been an astute one.

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Seri would have found it immensely difficult to break into Jurgen Klopp’s formidable midfield and, although the argument can be made he would succeed in a better side, it seems he has struggled to adapt to the pace and intensity of the Premier League at times.

 

There has been an extraordinary goal against Burnley and an exquisite assist versus Brighton, but in matches against the league’s top sides the midfielder has largely gone missing and done little to justify his hefty transfer fee.

Fulham fans will undoubtedly be hoping he can find his feet in England and become a star, yet it seems that Liverpool’s money-saving call to lay off signing Seri was a transfer success.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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