Chelsea Eyes Villarreal Striker Nicolas Jackson in £30m Deal
Chelsea Football Club are reportedly in talks with Villarreal over a potential £30 million deal for their striker, Nicolas Jackson. The 21-year-old has caught the eye of Chelsea’s new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, as a promising alternative to Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
Jackson’s impressive performance in La Liga, particularly his strong finish in the 2022/23 season, has attracted the attention of several European clubs. However, it appears that Chelsea is the most proactive in pursuing the young talent.
Chelsea are tracking Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson, confirmed — as called by @NizaarKinsella. He’s one of many strikers in list. 🔵 #CFC
RB Leipzig, Milan and more Premier League clubs are also interested, no decision at this stage.
The club has reportedly already met with Jackson’s representatives, indicating a serious interest in bringing the striker to Stamford Bridge. The potential £30 million transfer fee is seen as a more economical alternative to Osimhen, who carries a heftier price tag.
Despite the excitement around Jackson’s potential move, some have expressed concerns. Chelsea’s recent signings of young talents like Mykhaylo Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, and Noni Madueke have not lived up to expectations, raising questions about whether Jackson will follow a similar path.