Chelsea FC has set its sights on Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson in the ongoing summer transfer window. The Premier League club has been on the lookout for a prolific striker, following their low goal return in the just-concluded campaign. Jackson’s impressive performance towards the end of the Laliga season, where he netted nine goals and provided two assists in the last eight games of the season, has caught the attention of the Blues.
The Senegalese international has also been linked with AC Milan, RB Leipzig, and other Premier League clubs. The 2022/23 season saw Jackson score 12 goals and provide four assists in 26 Laliga games for Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine finished fifth in Laliga with 64 goals from 38 matches.
According to Getfootball.eu, Jackson’s contract with Villarreal runs until 2026, and he has a release clause valued at €35 million. It remains to be seen if Chelsea will meet the release clause to bring the striker to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea accumulated 44 points from 38 Premier League games, finishing 12th in the division. With the team’s sights set on improving their goal-scoring record, Jackson’s addition could be a game-changer for the Blues. The term game-changer refers to a player who has the ability to change the outcome of a game through their exceptional skills and performance.
Chelsea is known for its attacking style of play, and with Jackson’s abilities in front of goal, the team could be unstoppable in the upcoming season. The term front of goal refers to the area in front of the opponent’s goal post, where a team’s attackers aim to score goals.
The transfer window is always an exciting time for football fans, and as the clock ticks down to the deadline day, Chelsea fans will be eagerly waiting to see if Nicolas Jackson will be donning the blue shirt come next season. The term deadline day refers to the final day of the transfer window, where clubs rush to complete last-minute deals.