Official: Nicolas Jackson signs 8-year contract with Chelsea

30/06/23 21:53 by Fabien Borne

In their quest for a new center-forward this summer, Chelsea have announced the signing of Villarreal's Senegalese international Nicolas Jackson (22).

Nicolas Jackson (22), who scored 13 goals for Villarreal last season, is Chelsea's new center-forward. The Senegalese international has signed an 8-year contract with the Blues, running until June... 2031. The transfer fee is estimated at 37 million euros.

Although Chelsea have been downsizing since the start of the summer mercato, having spent over €600 million in two years, the London club has already spent €97 million this summer on Christopher Nkunku (€60 million) and Nicolas Jackson (€37 million).

"We're delighted to welcome Nicolas to Chelsea. He's a young player with great potential, as he demonstrated with Villarreal last season. We think he's ready for this new stage in his career and we're looking forward to seeing him work with our new coach, Mauricio Pochettino, and his Chelsea team-mates," reacted Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, joint sporting directors of the Blues.