Manchester United leading the race to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are leading a four-way race to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri next summer, according to reports.

The Ivorian, who received the Marc-Vivien Foé trophy for the best African player in France last season, came close to joining Barcelona last summer but the move fell through at the last minute, leaving him devastated.

Paris Saint Germain have expressed interest in securing his signature alongside Manchester City, who have reportedly held talks with his representatives over a potential move.

But according to the Mirror‘s David McDonnell, Man United lead Pep Guardiola’s side, along with Chelsea and Liverpool, in the race to secure Seri’s services, while PSG are unlikely to complete any deal due to FFP restrictions.

Seri only has 18 months left on his contract and, given his release clause of just £35m and clear desire to leave Ligue 1, you sense his name will pop up quite a bit over the summer.

United need to replace Michael Carrick; Liverpool need to replace Emre Can; Man City need to replace Yaya Toure; Chelsea need to replace Tiemoue Bakayoko.

And the 22-year-old, a powerful, technically gifted midfielder with superb vision, would without doubt improve any of those aforementioned teams. Mourinho ought to keep a very sharp eye on him over the next few months.


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