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Nice Blame Barca For African's Failed Dream Move

OGC Nice Blame FC Barcelona For African's Failed Dream Move

By David Kappel - Sep 04, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

OGC Nice's president has blamed FC Barcelona's bosses for the collapse of his African star's "dream move" to the Catalan giants, saying they "messed up" the player.

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Jean Michael Seri, who was named in the official 2016/17 Ligue 1 Team of the Season, was reportedly close to joining the Blaugrana and was left heartbroken when he found out the deal had collapsed.

With the player later voicing his frustrations, blaming the French club for the failure of his "dream move", Nice president Jean-Pierre Riviere has now insisted it was Barcelona who pulled out of the deal.

"On Wednesday morning, Julien Fournier (Nice's managing director) called me early, at 9, and said, 'Jean-Pierre, I don't understand. I just got a call from Barcelona, they told me they're stopping with Micka (Seri),'" he said, as quoted by ESPN.

"In the afternoon, I got hold of (Barca president) Josep Bartomeu, a little embarrassed, who told me: 'Jean-Pierre, it's the first time that this has happened to us, but our technical staff have decided not to do Micka Seri. It's absolutely not a problem of money.'

"On the Thursday morning, it was confirmed definitively: they won't be going for Micka Seri.

"And it's then that things go off. I said to Barca, 'You have messed up one of my players,' because there was a contract ready. I put myself in the place of Micka: it's his dream to go to Barca, and overnight it's broken."

Read: Reports: Barca Promised Neymar They Would Sell Messi

Seri scored seven goals and assisted a further nine strikes for Nice last season.

How would you rate Barca's transfer window? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Sep 05, 2017 04:28 PM
The course was Messi
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Sep 05, 2017 11:19 AM
La Liga is no little Ligue One!
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MOKOKOTLO Joined: 10 Sep 2015
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MOKOKOTLO Sep 05, 2017 08:32 AM
@Bakayoko i disagree with you on that one sir, this things happen in football. ferguson once had dwayt yorke and the other striker and they were the most feared partnership and he decided to sell both of them and bought van nistelroy. pepe is chasing toure away. arsene wenger has done so with many. football is business and you do not do favours in business Seri must just work harder and he will get a better offer.
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Ntuthuko5110 Sep 05, 2017 07:44 AM
He was going to warm a bench so ths is gud for hm .he must get a team that needs hm
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Trebleboys Joined: 17 Jul 2011
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Trebleboys Sep 05, 2017 07:40 AM
This Team Wil need a miracle to win any silverware this season, it so messed up.
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tsikaldinho Joined: 05 Feb 2014
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tsikaldinho Sep 05, 2017 06:24 AM
Nt easy 4 an African 2 play 4 Barcow we all knw.
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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Sep 05, 2017 06:11 AM
Barca now is braking apart shame.
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KingKMS Sep 04, 2017 11:50 PM
the Barca board is just a mess, blaming the wrong people and coming up with stories about Seri and Liverpool, sies shame on them
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Bakayoko Sep 04, 2017 11:04 PM
Thnk god u ddnt go to berca thy dont lyk africans eg tour, eto wr sold at thr best rather go to england wr black are equal to whites only talent not race or color or ur skin metters
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Matayitayi Sep 04, 2017 10:21 PM
Juan Laporta must return to Nou Camp plzzz, when are the next elections .
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Warras4khosi Sep 04, 2017 10:13 PM
It will take time for him to condition his mind back.....hardy boi
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Ntsunda11 Sep 04, 2017 09:58 PM
I smell some snook there in nou
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slivo ledimo Sep 04, 2017 09:53 PM
there seems to be problems at Barca.no wonder messi can extend hes stay there.nd all this happened aftr Pep left the team.with many players beginning to leave for small teams.
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Hloni'mayeng2 Sep 04, 2017 09:39 PM
It's lyf boi... U'll get ova it
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musa005 Sep 04, 2017 09:34 PM
Shame hard luck boy
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musa005 Sep 04, 2017 09:34 PM
Shame hard luck boy

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