Scorer of 8 goals and 2 assists in Villarreal’s last 6 games, Nicolas Jackson has taken on a new dimension at the end of the season. The Senegalese striker is now at the forefront of the Yellow Submarine’s attack, much to the delight of his coach, Quique Setién:
“We already knew about his qualities, only that he was injured for over two months and wasn’t able to show them. He generates options and is a constant threat to opponents,”Said the Spanish coach, relayed by Wiwsport.
The 21-year-old Senegalese striker almost left the club last winter. He failed his medical when he was due to sign for Bournemouth. For the Villarreal coach, Jackson’s value has doubled after his recent performances.
“Has his value doubled? Yes. He’s going to finish the season spectacularly, and the sad thing is that, for us, it’s more likely that someone will come in and take him, paying twice as much as they did in January. But it’s possible.
“He’s happy here; he’s doing his best, but we don’t know what’s going to happen, at least I don’t know. He’s bound to have suitors, and there are things that aren’t in our hands,”Confided the former Barça coach.
Indeed, it’s perfectly legitimate for him to fear losing his jewel, especially as suitors are beginning to make themselves known. According to Fabrizio Romano, RB Leipzig are already interested. Jackson’s release clause is said to be 35 million euros.