Speaking with Hull Live, Hull City owner Acun Ilicali has given an update on the Tigers’ move for departing Fulham star Jean Michael Seri.
Despite playing a big part in helping Fulham to last season’s Championship title, the Cottagers released him at the end of his contract.
Hull City have been linked with him for a while and Tigers owner Ilicali is confident that the East Yorkshire side will get their man.
30-year-old Seri was a mainstay in Fulham’s promotion campaign last season. He played in 33 games for the Cottagers, scoring one goal and providing six assists.
For some, it was a surprise that the Londoners were prepared to let the 42-cap Ivory Coast international leave Craven Cottage.
However, his leaving has opened up the opportunity for Hull City to make their move for the defensive midfielder.
Quoted by Hull Live’s Barry Cooper, Ilicali has big news for City fans. Ilicali said of Seri that “very probably he will be wearing a Hull City shirt.”
That news alone, coming straight from Ilicali himself, should be enough to get Hull City fans excited.
A reasonable move for the Tigers?
A reasonable move? Hull City would be mad to not make it a definite move for Seri. As free agents go, there will be few better on the market and even fewer willing to play in the Championship.
Seri is a player who cost Fulham around £25million just four years ago when he moved to the club from OGC Nice.
He has 115 games of top-tier experience in France’s Ligue 1 competition tucked into his belt. On top of this are 32 Premier League appearances and now 33 Championship appearances to his name.
With all of this to consider, it’s not a case of should they but more a case of they must make a move for Seri.