Arsenal, Liverpool target talks future; aims Dembele dig

Date published: Monday 27th November 2017 11:57

Jean Michael Seri has discussed his future at Nice, and talked up a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Seri was linked with a move away from the club in the summer, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona all heavily linked.

The 26-year-old admitted either Premier League side would appeal to him back in August, while his agent claimed that PSG were trying to “f*** Barca” by courting him.

Seri would not mind PSG renewing their interest.

“I’m not a player you take by default. I’m not interested in leaving for leaving’s sake,” he told Le Parisien.

“If I make that step, it will have to be for a team where I feel wanted and one that plays football. Paris have that philosophy to which I’m very attached. So why not?”

The midfielder was then asked about PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, before aiming a dig at Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, who is currently out injured.

“He has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or,” he said.

“More than his incredible qualities, you see when he talks to the media a great intelligence and a lot of maturity. In an 18-year-old kid, it’s quite impressive.

“In his situation, I know a lot of players who would have got carried away.

“When Ousmane Dembele was in talks at an advanced stage with Barca this summer, even if we don’t know everything that happened, he started a dispute with Dortmund by refusing to train for 15 days. For a young player, that’s not a good attitude to adopt.

“When you’re not well advised, you don’t make the right decisions. After he arrived at Barcelona, he got injured. That’s not a coincidence. Without all that sulking, he wouldn’t have got injured.

“Mbappe was able to shut out everything going on around him. That’s a sign of wisdom.”

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