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Everton: Blues eye up move for Nicolas Jackson

Everton: Blues eye up move for Nicolas Jackson -Everton News

Everton are interested in signing Villarreal attacker Nicolas Jackson in the summer transfer window, according to a new transfer report that has emerged.

The Lowdown: New attacker required

Richarlison’s exit to Tottenham earlier this summer has clearly left the Blues short of attacking options, especially with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured.

It is vital that Frank Lampard signs a new forward in the coming weeks, with a failure to address the situation potentially leading to a genuine Premier League relegation battle.

Now, Everton has been linked with a move for a player plying his trade abroad, suggesting their summer transfer business is far from done.

The Latest: Everton keen on Jackson signing

According to Football Insider, the Blues have ‘set their sights’ on Villarreal star Jackson, with their interest going up a gear after his ‘man-of-the-match display in his team’s La Liga opener against Real Valladolid.’

The 21-year-old has registered 13 goal involvements (five goals and eight assists) in 26 appearances for the Yellow Submarine’s B team.

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The Verdict: Strong summer target

Jackson could be an exciting addition to Everton’s forward line this summer, with the Senegalese capable of thriving on either flank, as well as centrally.

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His end product for Villarreal’s B side, added to the goal and assist he has in nine games for the senior team, is clearly consistent – a goal involvement every other game is impressive – and he could provide Frank Lampard with the extra sprinkling of magic he is missing in attack.

The fact that he has a £27m release clause means that Everton know they can get Jackson if they want him, and while the price tag is far from cheap, he would be a long-term prospect who could be a key man from the off.

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