Fulham confirm exit of 14 players ahead of Premier League return, including £50m duo

Jean Michael Seri cost Fulham a club record in 2018 but is now set to leave for nothing as the Cottagers prepare for a return to the top flight after winning the league title.

Fulham’s most expensive signing, Jean Michaël Seri, to leave on a free transfer

Fulham show no mercy as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.

The Cottagers sealed the Championship title last season, scoring a mammoth 106 goals to seal immediate promotion following relegation from the top tier in 2021. Now they have revealed their shortlist – with a whopping 14 players given away in a brutal showdown.

Among the biggest names to leave is midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who sets a club record. Seri, 30, joined the Cottagers in 2018 from Nice for a fee of almost £30million but will now be leaving for nothing.

He was loaned out twice, to Galatasary and Bordeaux before featuring 33 times for his parent club last season. In total, he played just 65 times for Fulham during his four years under contract.

Another high-profile departure is defender Alfie Mawson. The 28-year-old joined the Cottagers in 2018 from Swansea City for an estimated £20million. But he would struggle for time and has made just 44 league appearances in that time. He was loaned out to Bristol City last season and that spell saw just two outings for Marco Silva’s side – the last of which was in November.

Others were also released, including defenders Michael Hector and Cyrus Christie as well as Timmy Abraham – Tammy’s brother – and Julian Schwarzer – Mark’s son.

Timmy Abraham, who spent time on loan at Newport County last season, has been released by Fulham

The other eight also leaving are: Fabri, Jacob Adams, Eric Ameyaw, Xavier Benjamin, Tyler Caton, Jerome Opoku, Jonathon Page and Jaylan Wildbore.

A statement from Fulham, confirming the news of the shortlist, said: “We would like to thank all the players who leave us for their contributions to Fulham over the years, and wish them the best of luck in the next stages of their career. career. “

Another player heading for Craven Cottage’s exit door is Portuguese striker Fabio Carvalho. Liverpool finally confirmed he would join them on July 1, after agreeing a compensation plan with Fulham, with his contract due to expire.

Fabio Carvalho swaps Fulham for Liverpool this summer

The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and provided eight assists during the title-winning campaign. Silva predicts a bright future for his compatriot. “I think he has a brilliant career ahead of him,” he said. “He’s one of the best talents in my opinion.

“There were a lot of clubs around him, a lot of rumors around him, and it was really difficult for us to renew his contract. It’s not normal for a 19-year-old boy, from the first two months of the season, had a lot of rumors around him from clubs across Europe He never lost focus, he let others deal with it, and he really helped our football club get promoted , to be champion. For a 19-year-old boy, it’s a fantastic sign and I believe he has all the qualities to perform at a high level and continue to improve.

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