Wolves have reportedly see a loan bid for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson rejected.
AS claimed yesterday that Wanderers have made an attempt to sign the Senegal international, who has been attracting attention with his performances in Spain.
The outlet suggest Wolves have had interest for a fair while.
The club is looking to bring Jackson in and pay for him in the summer.
But Villarreal have ruled that out. They would only be open to selling the youngster this window.
So far this season, Jackson – who made his first-team debut in October 2020 – has scored three goals in 24 matches. He’s also laid on three assists.
Earlier this year, respected football website Football Talent Scout produced a feature on Jackson.
They said of him: “He is very good on the ball, good at dribbling and passing. He likes to carry the ball to create danger and create chances for his teammates.”
Perhaps inevitably since he hails from Senegal, there have already been comparisons to Sadio Mane (via Sport.fr)
Wolves are not the only English team to have interest in the player.
Southampton were also said to be keen earlier this month.
Wolves seemingly want a more natural centre-forward, as Nicolas Jackson loan bid is rejected
Wolves have already signed Matheus Cunha this month, but it seems Lopetegui is looking to sign another attacker on top of the Brazilian.
Jackson is someone that has the capacity to play anywhere across the forward line.
However this season, he has played exclusively through the middle as a centre-forward.
This seems like it’d be a bit of risky signing on the face of it. His goal output this season is nothing to shout home about.
But Lopetegui has obviously just come from working in the Spanish top-flight.
He got to watch Jackson in action earlier this season when Sevilla drew 1-1 with Villarreal.
It’s possible he’s had a pretty good look at him, and if he’s the player Lopetegui wants then his judgement must be trusted.