Earlier on Monday, we covered a story in the French media about Jean-Michaël Seri pressing charges against his former club OGC Nice.
The Ivory Coast international and his lawyers felt the Ligue 1 side had purposefully ‘undervalued’ him in his transfer to Fulham in order to avoid paying around €700k of a fee he was owed from the deal.
They also claimed three of Seri’s former clubs were owed more than €1m between them from this, as Nice eventually valued both him and Maxime Le Marchand at €12m each rather than asking for €18m for the midfielder and €6m for the defender.
When the L’Equipe article was published, Nice had yet to comment on the matter, but they have done so since then, speaking to AFP and relayed by France Bleu Azur in the early afternoon.
The Ligue 1 side’s director of football stated all of it was ‘completely inaccurate’, adding the deal with Fulham was done ‘easily’.
In fact, he believes Seri and his advisors perhaps ‘overvalued’ what they thought the midfielder was worth at the time.