Nice President Discusses Jean-Michel Seri Failed Barcelona Transfer

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Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere says Barcelona pulled the plug on their move for Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michel Seri.

Barca were linked strongly with a move for Seri during the summer transfer window and at one stage were reportedly on the verge of securing his signature.

Speaking to Canal+, Rivere said: “The two clubs (Nice and Barcelona) had agreed a price of €40m, but the situation took a turn at the last moment.

“[Nice’s general director Julien Fourinier called me and said] ‘Jean-Pierre, I don’t understand anything. Barcelona just called me. [Barca president Josep Maria] Bartomeu, with some embarrassment, tells me that they don’t want Seri.’

“I don’t understand anything. It was practically done. I put myself in the place of Seri and it’s tough. His dream of going to Barca was close, but in one night it broke [down].”



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