Belgian lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont has written to the Football Association to request an investigation into Jean-Michael Seri’s summer move to Fulham.
Football.London explain that Dupont’s request is centred around what he believes was a manipulation of the player’s value by Fulham and the selling club Nice.
Seri moved to West London alongside defender Maxime le Marchand in a combined deal worth £25m, £10m of which was for the Ivorian and £15m was for Le Marchand.
The claim is that the £10m fee is much lower than Seri is actually worth, given that Barcelona were reportedly willing to meet his £35.4m release clause to take him to the Nou Camp.
Dupont is representing two of the 27-year-old’s former clubs in the Ivory Coast, who claim they have missed out on considerable sell-on payments due to the structure of the deal for both players.
Seri himself has started legal proceedings against Nice, alleging they undervalued him to avoid paying him a bonus.
The central midfielder has started every one of the Cottagers’ 14 Premier League matches this season, scoring once and providing two assists.
His goal, a strike from outside the penalty area against Burnley, won the Premier League’s August goal of the month award.