Fulham have signed Ivorian midfielder Jean-Michael Seri from French side Nice, the Premier League club have announced.
Seri has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, while Barcelona had a bid rejected last summer for the Ivory Coast international.
But Fulham have swooped having had a bid worth around €20million accepted earlier this week.
On Thursday, Seri told the club’s official website: “It was a long day yesterday so it was great to get the move finalised.
“Now, I’m ready to get started and looking forward to meeting the squad and getting to know them, the Head Coach and his staff better.
“I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new adventure that starts for me and I’m hoping it will all go well.”
Fulham owner Tony Khan added: “I’m delighted to announce that Fulham Football Club has signed midfielder Jean Michaël Seri from Nice.
“Jean Michaël arrives with Premier League qualities as well as great promise for the future, which is why he has been at the very top of our target list for a long time.
“So, this is a big day for everyone associated with Fulham and working at Motspur Park, and I trust all Fulham supporters are collectively as thrilled and ecstatic as we are that Jean Michaël will be joining our squad as we return home to the Premier League!”