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Villarreal's Jackson in the frame

| 14/08/2022 17comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have joined Southampton and Fulham in expressing an interest in Nicolas Jackson  who is currently plying his trade with Villarreal.

The Senegalese has a £27m release clause in his contract with the Liga outfit and, according to a couple of reports on Twitter, he is a target of the Blues who are searching for attacking players with increasing urgency.

Pacy and direct, Jackson, 21, operates primarily as an attacking midfielder and while he is not a goalscorer, he is increasingly highly-regarded and fits the age profile that Everton are currently looking to sign under Kevin Thelwell and Frank Lampard.

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Rob Halligan
1 Posted 14/08/2022 at 15:12:08
According to the red Echo, Everton have turned their attention to the Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson, who has a £27M release clause. Can't say I know anything about him at all, other than he's a 21-year-old Senagalese but, if we sell Gordon for the quoted £40M, then this could be a goer! The red Echo say we have been watching him for a while now.

Soren Moyer
2 Posted 14/08/2022 at 15:33:56
Rob, I watch La Liga regularly but I cannot say I have ever seen Nicolas Jackson playing for yellow submarines! So £21M is way too high if the rumor is true.
Oliver Molloy
3 Posted 14/08/2022 at 15:37:20

Just watched YouTube highlights, looks similar to Mosie Keane!

Rob Halligan
4 Posted 14/08/2022 at 15:39:01
Guess we can rule this one out then.
Shane Corcoran
5 Posted 14/08/2022 at 18:46:59
Scored for them yesterday.
Clive Rogers
6 Posted 14/08/2022 at 19:00:16
“Not a goal scorer”, forget it then. We have got a complete team of not a goalscorers.
Jack Convery
7 Posted 14/08/2022 at 19:17:55
If this lad is coming in, then Gordon's off to one of the Barcodes, Pensioners or Spurs. Then we buy one and loan two in.
Soren Moyer
8 Posted 14/08/2022 at 20:04:37
Although it would be great if we could swap Gomes with this lad, it's so frustrating that no-one even wants to touch the deadwood we have at our disposal!
David West
9 Posted 14/08/2022 at 20:55:20
I can't see Frank selling Gordon. But £40M just shows how cheap Spurs got Richarlison. Absolute steal.

Chelsea looking to pay £80M for a centre-back. They got a Brasil regular, still not in prime, proven Premier League performer, for a snip.

John Chambers
10 Posted 14/08/2022 at 21:39:02
In the ideal world I would like Gordon to stay but I'm afraid beggars can”t be choosers so if we can get Borja and Gallagher in we should take a deal.

Gordon is clearly Blue through and through but at the moment doesn't deliver enough, in 51 appearances he has only 4 goals and 3 assists.

Bill Watson
11 Posted 15/08/2022 at 00:58:55
It's mismanagement of the highest order that, two games into the season, and we're still desperately searching for a striker.

It's not just the failure to replace Richarlison, when we all knew he was going at the end of June, but the failure to adequately replace Lukaku. He was the last out-and-out goalscorer we had and we've struggled for goals since.

Alan J Thompson
12 Posted 15/08/2022 at 06:21:32
And come the African Nations Cup we'll all be cheering on Onana, Gana and this bloke for Senegal while they go missing for a month. Not to worry as Gbamin will still be here.
Mick Roberts
13 Posted 15/08/2022 at 08:58:53
Yet another midfielder... for fuck's sake, what's up with these idiots? Get a striker first!
Peter Hodgson
14 Posted 15/08/2022 at 09:31:02
If it has been reported as a rumour by the Echo, it is just another load of twaddle scraped up from who knows where in order to encourage clickbait. Ignore it.

It is also said he is a midfielder who isn't a goal scorer. Expecting anyone to pay £27M must be a joke.

No further comment is necessary.

Robert Tressell
15 Posted 15/08/2022 at 18:40:19
It looks like he might be a bright emerging talent but we're talking about a player with just 9 top flight appearances and 1 goal, and (maybe better context) 17 tier two appearances and 1 goal.

That does not add up to £27M for a support striker / winger.

He's not even a player of the type we need, being a fairly orthodox centre-forward.

Si Cooper
16 Posted 15/08/2022 at 20:36:21
Alan (12),

Amadou Onana is a Belgian international.

Hopefully this is the last time someone makes that mistake.

You left out Alex Iwobi, who plays for Nigeria.

Derek Knox
17 Posted 16/08/2022 at 04:08:06
It always makes me cringe, the way football is, and has been going for some time.

Now here's a guy I reckon 99% of us had never heard of prior to this Window, and even then, only recently. He has probably had a few good games, never played in the Premier League, and yet £27M is being mentioned as the fee for his services.

I've said it once, I will say it again, these so-called superstars (not saying Jackson is one) started off at grassroots level (no pun intended) and possibly only went for a few bob initially.

Why can't we identify these sort of players when they are unheard of? The likes of Norwich, Southampton and Brighton do it regularly, in fact often flourish by selling on at inflated fees to cash rich Clubs such as Chelsea and others. Just a thought!

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