Bournemouth are close to signing Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson, Dharmesh Sheth has informed GiveMeSport.
The Sky Sports reporter says the two clubs have now agreed a fee and the 21-year-old is set to have his medical today ahead of his proposed move to the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth transfer news – Nicolas Jackson
According to BBC Sport, Bournemouth will pay Villarreal around £20m for Jackson.
He will be the Cherries’ second signing of the January transfer window after their capture of Dango Ouattara from Lorient.
Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil needed attacking reinforcements this month with his side currently in the relegation zone.
He will now be hoping Jackson and Ouattara can fire the Cherries, who take on Brighton next, up the Premier League table.
What has Dharmesh Sheth said about Nicolas Jackson and Bournemouth?
Sheth has told GMS that Bournemouth are now close to signing Jackson.
On his imminent move to the Vitality Stadium, the Sky Sports reporter said: “The Nicolas Jackson one is agreed now with Bournemouth. He is on the south coast. He flew in last night. He’s due to have his medical at some point today.”
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Nicolas Jackson’s stats for Villarreal
As per Transfermarkt, Jackson has scored three goals in 33 appearances for Villarreal’s senior team.
It is obviously not the most prolific record; however, the Senegal international is still just 21 years of age. He has time to get better and at least provides O’Neil with another option in attack.
Based on the above, though, you suspect that Jackson will not be able to drag Bournemouth to safety single-handedly.
The likes of Dominic Solanke and Ouattara, who already has an assist to his name in Bournemouth colours, will have to continue to chip in if the south coast club are to retain their Premier League status.
At 20 and 21 respectively, Ouattara and Jackson, should his transfer be completed as expected, are also signings for the future.
Earlier this month, when discussing potential arrivals, O’Neil said (via Daily Echo): “Everyone’s working hard trying to get some things done that will help the club short and longer term.”
The 39-year-old, though, will be desperate for Ouattara and Jackson to hit the ground running as he tries to keep Bournemouth in the English top flight this season. It will be a difficult task, but it is certainly not an impossible one when you look at how much points the Cherries and the teams around them are on.
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