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Furious African Star Slams Club After Barca Deal Breaks Down

Furious African Star Slams Club After FC Barcelona Deal Breaks Down

By David Kappel - Aug 28, 2017 08:00 PM @kappilinho

An African star has reacted furiously after his transfer to FC Barcelona broke down, saying “walls shattered” when he found out.

Click through the gallery to see which Africans have played for Barca.

Jean Michael Seri, who was born in Ivory Coast, impressed for OGC Nice in France last camapign and deservedly ended up in the Ligue1 Team of the Season.

The 26-year-old reportedly had a gentlemen’s agreement with Nice coach Lucien Favre that he could leave for €40 million (R623m). But when Barcelona allegedly bid this amount Nice insisted the verbal clause had expired by the end of July.

Seri himself was furious when he found out his ‘dream move’ to Barcelona broke down and lashed out at the club.

“I'm not going to lie – I feel awful, I did not play for Nice this weekend because football should be about joy and I did not feel this,” he said, as quoted by DailyMail.

“My dream of joining Barcelona has been broken and this is terrible for me. From what I understand, the deal did not go through because of financial reasons and that makes me very sad.'

“I was stunned to hear negotiations had broken down after my talk with Barcelona officials the previous evening, I was shattered.

“It was incomprehensible to me so the next day I went to the offices at Nice and I exploded with anger, honestly, the walls shattered!

“The leaders of my club could not tell me anything, they could not even look me in the eye.”

Seri insisted that his move to Barcelona was not the first offer Nice rejected this window.

“I want to sign for a big European club like Juventus, PSG, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool or for example, Roma, who have made several offers,” he added.

“I have spoken many times with (Roma’s technical director) Monchi, but an agreement with Nice was not possible.

“I played against Napoli out of loyalty to my teammates, this was not their fault but honestly I don't know what will happen now.”

Read: Spain Announce Squad For Italy Clash, Snub 10 Stars

The Ivorian would have become the eighth African player in Barcelona’s history and you can find the others in our gallery.

Do you think Nice should allow Seri to complete his dream move? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Sep 02, 2017 08:15 AM
Historic team is Barcelona and no 1 brand worldwide
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Binda_Bucks1 Aug 29, 2017 01:56 PM
Eish bantu
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musa005 Aug 29, 2017 01:20 PM
He is really furious but he must go back to his team and finish his contract
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yuri10 Aug 29, 2017 01:17 PM
You will get another chance
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Pres4life Aug 29, 2017 11:23 AM
Mmmmh, career move blocked. i would also be furious
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tmg82 Aug 29, 2017 11:08 AM
honer ur contract kido
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mosesmu Aug 29, 2017 08:36 AM
Hard luck to him. keep playing and prove you the real deal and deserve better
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Faysal Aug 29, 2017 08:20 AM
That is bad player still you can join big clubs like inter juva barca roma arsenal just play this season your heart out
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fanzo@chiefs@vaal Aug 29, 2017 06:40 AM
K
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King_Messi_Neymar Aug 29, 2017 06:06 AM
Shame
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CREIGN Aug 29, 2017 05:38 AM
Brockie is dreaming of Downs
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Maphoru2017 Aug 29, 2017 03:13 AM
Sorry boy next time you will survive
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king_4mza Aug 28, 2017 09:54 PM
I know dat guy
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Warras4khosi Aug 28, 2017 09:38 PM
These Bosses again.....what exactly they want
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Da Vinci11 Aug 28, 2017 09:17 PM
Arsenal must get this guy...to balance their midfield..
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kingoftearz Aug 28, 2017 09:06 PM
so sad... he gotta do it the lebese style
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SentdDinho Aug 28, 2017 08:39 PM
Hard luck boy
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Zax5-Bucs Aug 28, 2017 08:22 PM
Yhooo sad indeed, this useless team do their dealings just like yellow hooligans team, this team did what was done by DuNu to Dolly, they increase the release clause when they see someone trying to activate it. Sorry brother but force your way out.

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