According to reports, Liverpool are termed as the front-runners in the race for Jean-Michael Seri this summer. The OGC Nice midfielder is currently one of the most highly rated players in the Italian top flight, with a series of top clubs reportedly interested in his services.
In fact, the 26-year-old was wanted by FC Barcelona last summer but the move did not materialize. However, that being said, the Ivorian could be on the move this coming summer, with Premier League being the likely destination for the highly talented midfielder.
Liverpool, who have shown a keen interest in acquiring the services of a midfielder, could be one of the potential destinations for the Ivorian but the Reds could face stiff competition from Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Following the departure of star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool are apparently keen on solidifying their midfield department, especially with Emre Can being reluctant to extend his contract. Juventus have already shown huge interest in the German International and therefore, a move for Jean-Michael Seri makes sense, should Emre Can leave the Anfield this summer.
Even though Jurgen Klopp has already acquired the services of RB Leipzig superstar Naby Keita, who will be joining the club at the start of next season, the German mastermind will be desperate to sign a reliable number six with Emre Can likely to leave Anfield this summer.
Jean-Michael Seri, who can be drawn into comparison with Chelsea’s midfield sensation N’Golo Kante, could be an ideal acquisition for the Merseyside giants.
A versatile midfielder, who can play anywhere across the midfield, Seri is an agile and hard-working midfielder, who is not afraid to commit himself in the thick of things. His impressive and humble attitude has been a key reason behind his success, over the years. The Ivorian always strives to give his very best, week in week out, which has definitely helped him improve as a footballer.
However, one of the best asset as a midfielder is his incredible stamina. The 26-year-old never runs out of battery and is, therefore, perfectly suited to Jurgen Klopp’s gegenpressing philosophy. Furthermore, he is also quite impressive when it comes to passing and ball-distribution, which is clearly evident by looking at his super-impressive pass completion rate of 91%!
Jean-Michael Seri, who is tipped to leave Nice this summer, is currently valued at £35m due to a clause in his contract. Therefore, Liverpool could certainly use the Coutinho money to lure in this exciting midfielder to Anfield next season.
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