It’s no secret that Barcelona are interested in Nicolas Jackson. But who isn’t?
According to multiple reports emanating from Spain, Barcelona are eyeing move for Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson.
The Senegal international joined Villarreal from Casa Sports in 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2023. The striker has banged in 3 goals and provided 2 assists in 19 matches this term on all fronts.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Senegal.
Jackson has been in impressive form for Villarreal this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Barcelona.
Barcelona are looking to sign a striker and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target. The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Jackson and is considering a move for the striker.
The former Casa Sports man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.
According to the report, “Barcelona are watching Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson. The young forward is becoming more and more influential at Villarreal this season. Mundo Deportivo says such has been his progress, that Jackson is now on the radar of Barca directors. The 21 year-old, who can play anywhere across the attacking line, has a contract due to expire at the end of this season. At Barca they see Jackson as potential cover for Ousmane Dembele.”
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Considering they don’t have a big budget, Barcelona will have to be smart with the signings in the transfer window.
Villarreal will not be able to demand a significant fee for Jackson since his current deal is set to expire in 2023.
Good signing for Barcelona?
If Nicolas Jackson is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Barcelona.
The 21-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Barcelona squad and would be a good buy in the winter transfer window.
It will be interesting to see if Barcelona can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.