Aston Villa intend to make a move for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson following the World Cup.
The Lowdown: Jackson rumours
Labelled a “player with bags of potential” by Ashley Preece, Jackson has been linked with a move to the Midlands following Unai Emery’s arrival at Villa Park.
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They claimed that Villa owners NSWE ‘intend to make a formal offer’ for the 21-year-old after the World Cup, with Jackson open to the move to the Premier League as the idea of reuniting with Emery ‘seduces’ him.
The Verdict: Promising
Emery was the man who gave Jackson his Villarreal debut, with the youngster mainly playing as a centre-forward and a right-winger.
He seems to be highly rated by the Villa manager, so a winter swoop could be a shrewd move in the long run.
Jackson reportedly has a release clause set at €30m (£26.1m), so that may need to be triggered if there is to be a reunion between the two at Villa Park.
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