Chelsea Football Club has made an exciting acquisition by signing Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal on a lucrative eight-year contract worth £30 million.
The Senegal international, renowned for his impressive goal-scoring abilities, had a release clause of the same amount in his previous contract with the Spanish club, and Chelsea wasted no time in triggering it to secure his services.
This signing marks Chelsea’s third major addition in what promises to be a hectic summer transfer window, following the recent arrival of Christopher Nkunku.
At just 22 years old, Jackson made a significant impact in La Liga last season, finding the back of the net 12 times in 26 appearances for Villarreal.
His goal-scoring spree included a remarkable tally of nine goals in the final eight matches of the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, such stellar performances attracted attention from several clubs, but Chelsea’s determined pursuit ensured they won the race to secure the signature of the promising striker.
Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the club, Jackson introduced himself in a video message, saying, “My name is Nicolas Jackson, people call me Jackson or ‘Nics.’
I believe I’m capable of achieving extraordinary things here. I hope to see you all soon at Stamford Bridge.”
Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, co-sporting directors at Chelsea, shared their excitement about the new addition. They described Jackson as a young player with immense potential, evident from his outstanding displays for Villarreal last season.
The club’s management firmly believes that he is ready to take the next step in his career and looks forward to seeing him thrive under the guidance of their new head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, alongside his Chelsea teammates.
With the signings of Nkunku, Kendry Paez (a promising youth recruit), and now Jackson, Chelsea’s summer transfer activity has gained substantial momentum.
As the club undergoes a busy transfer window, nine players have departed either permanently or on loan, making way for fresh talent.
In preparation for the upcoming 2023/24 campaign, Jackson is set to join the Chelsea squad for the pre-season tour in the United States next month.
The club and its fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the young striker’s contribution to the team’s success in the future.