Fulham signings Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand train with new team-mates for the first time

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Fulham signings Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand train with new team-mates for the first time

Fulham signings Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand train with new team-mates for the first time

  • Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand both joined Fulham from Nice 
  • The pair were quickly put to work as they trained with the squad at Motspur Park 
  • Scott Parker, who has returned to the club as a coach, was also in attendance 

Jeorge Bird For Mailonline

New Fulham signings Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand trained with the club for the first time on Thursday after arriving for a combined deal worth more than £30million.

Fulham pulled off a significant coup by signing Ivory Coast midfielder Seri from Nice, while Le Marchand, who can play as a centre back, at left back or as a defensive-midfielder, also joined from the French club.

The pair were put through their paces immediately as they undertook a training session with the rest of Slavisa Jokanovic’s squad at Mostpur Park. 

New Fulham signing Jean Michael Seri (far right) trains with the squad after joining from Nice

New Fulham signing Jean Michael Seri (far right) trains with the squad after joining from Nice

New Fulham signing Jean Michael Seri (far right) trains with the squad after joining from Nice

The versatile Maxime Le Marchand (far left) also trained having completed his move to the club

The versatile Maxime Le Marchand (far left) also trained having completed his move to the club

The versatile Maxime Le Marchand (far left) also trained having completed his move to the club

Scott Parker (right) attended the session having returned to Fulham as a first-team coach

Scott Parker (right) attended the session having returned to Fulham as a first-team coach

Scott Parker (right) attended the session having returned to Fulham as a first-team coach

Fulham are eager to make an impact upon their return to the Premier League and the acquisition of Seri, who produced some hugely impressive performances for Nice, should help them to fulfill that objective. 

Scott Parker was also present at the training session having returned to the club as a first-team coach having previously been in charge of Tottenham’s U18 side. Parker made 128 appearances for Fulham as a player between 2013 and 2017. 

There has been a major departure from Fulham this summer, with right back Ryan Fredericks joining West Ham on a free transfer, but Jokanovic has a strong squad at his disposal.

Seri (right) talks to new team-mate Neeskens Kebano during the training session

Seri (right) talks to new team-mate Neeskens Kebano during the training session

Seri (right) talks to new team-mate Neeskens Kebano during the training session

Ivory Coast international Seri adjusts to his new surroundings after joining Fulham

Ivory Coast international Seri adjusts to his new surroundings after joining Fulham

Ivory Coast international Seri adjusts to his new surroundings after joining Fulham

Seri watches on during the training session  as Fulham prepare for the new season

Seri watches on during the training session  as Fulham prepare for the new season

Seri watches on during the training session  as Fulham prepare for the new season

Among the players involved in Thursday’s session was Ryan Sessegnon, who was crowned the Championship player of the season last campaign having played a pivotal part in Fulham’s promotion push.

Fulham commenced their pre-season programme with a 4-2 victory over Crawley Town last weekend and take on Reading in their next game on Saturday.

The Cottagers’ Premier League campaign gets underway on August 11 when they host Crystal Palace.  

Le Marchand is given instructions by his manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the training session

Le Marchand is given instructions by his manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the training session

Le Marchand is given instructions by his manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the training session

Fulham players, including Ryan Sessegnon (centre) were put through their paces

Fulham players, including Ryan Sessegnon (centre) were put through their paces

Fulham players, including Ryan Sessegnon (centre) were put through their paces

Tim Ream and Sessegnon look focused during the training session at Motspur Park

Tim Ream and Sessegnon look focused during the training session at Motspur Park

Tim Ream and Sessegnon look focused during the training session at Motspur Park

Jokanovic looks to get his message across to his players ahead of the new campaign

Jokanovic looks to get his message across to his players ahead of the new campaign

Jokanovic looks to get his message across to his players ahead of the new campaign

Seri and Le Marchand were both unveiled by Fulham before they took part in training

Seri and Le Marchand were both unveiled by Fulham before they took part in training

Seri and Le Marchand were both unveiled by Fulham before they took part in training

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