The Giallorossi are screening the market for a great playmaker. The guy from the Ivory Coast is still in Monchi’s mind.
There’s a role that must be properly covered in Di Francesco‘s roster. The Italian coach is very happy with De Rossi but the Roma captain is turning 35 and needs to be supported during the season. Although Gonalons is, reportedly, staying in the Italian capital next season, Monchi could heavily invest to find a top-class player able to lead the pace of the game making the difference.
Last summer, the Roma sporting director negotiated Jean Seri‘s transfer with Nice without finding an agreement. The Spaniard is still interested in the Ivory Coast international, a player with a great technique and efficiency in midfield.
Although a few days ago Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth mentioned Arsenal‘s interest in the player, rumors from Italy and Germany mentioned that Napoli and Borussia Dortmund joined the race for the acquisition of the midfielder. Monchi is chasing the player as well. Jean-Michael Seri could be the right player for Di Francesco’s tactical approach and De Rossi could introduce the player to the Roma world during his last year with his beloved team.
Seri’s price-tag is about €35 million albeit the Giallorossi could snatch him from Nice at a discount due to his imminent contract expiration (June 30, 2019). Likely, the player is moving out of France this summer and the Italian capital could be his next destination.
In the 2017-18 campaign, Jean Seri made 43 appearances scoring 2 goals and 10 assists. He played 3,640 minutes with the French side. Since September 6, 2015, he plays with his national team.