Villarreal’s CEO, Roig Negueroles, has commented on the potential deal between Chelsea and the Spanish club regarding Nicolas Jackson. According to Negueroles, if the reported £30 million transfer goes through, Chelsea would be acquiring the young striker for less than half of his actual value. This information comes following Standard Sport’s exclusive revelation of the ongoing negotiations between the two clubs.
After an impressive performance in his breakout season on the Mediterranean coast. 22-year-old Nicolas Jackson has caught the attention of Chelsea. The young striker, who has scored nine goals in his last eight LaLiga matches, is available for his £30 million release clause.
Villarreal’s CEO, Roig Negueroles, has expressed his belief that Jackson’s value will significantly increase in the future. He suggested that the striker could be worth around £70 million in the coming years. This statement highlights the potential and talent that Jackson possesses. Making him an exciting prospect for Chelsea.
Chelsea and their new deal
According to reports, Nicolas Jackson is in expectation to travel to London this week to undergo a medical examination and finalize a five-year contract with Chelsea. Villarreal’s CEO, Roig Negueroles, acknowledged the significance of Jackson’s contract and release clause, emphasizing that such amounts should not be underestimated.
Negueroles expressed his surprise at Jackson’s recent form, which has been truly impressive. The striker’s ability to consistently score goals has had a significant impact. Negueroles also mentioned that while they recognized Jackson’s potential, they were aware of his previous lack of goals, similar to his performance in the academy. However, Jackson’s spectacular performances in the past ten games have exceeded expectations and have been quite unexpected.
Mauricio Pochettino, the newly appointed Chelsea manager, is eager to strengthen the team’s attacking options. Talks are underway for Kai Havertz to potentially join Arsenal, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in consideration surplus to requirements. Meanwhile, Nicolas Jackson, who has the ability to play as a central striker or on the wing, has attracted interest. He scored 13 goals across various competitions last season, with an impressive run of nine goals in his final eight matches.
Furthermore, Chelsea is expected to finalize the signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig in early July. The deal is rumored to be valued at around €60 million ($65.5 million).
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