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Aston Villa could strike gold by signing Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson

The January transfer window is now fully underway and Aston Villa manager Unai Emery may look to add to his squad in the coming weeks.

NSWE could provide the Spaniard with the funds to bolster his side ahead of the second half of the season in order to give the Villans the best possible chance of pushing up the Premier League table.

The ex-Arsenal head coach has won three of his first four top-flight matches in charge of the club, beating Manchester United, Tottenham, and Brighton, but there is always room for improvement and bringing in some fresh faces could help.

One player who has been linked with a switch to Villa Park this month is Villarreal attacker Nicolas Jackson, with the forward being one of the club’s top targets after working with Emery in Spain.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke recently told GIVEMESPORT that Jackson is “probably a bit cheaper and more attainable than Danjuma because Jackson has a release clause in his contract” with Football Insider recently reporting that to be worth £30m.

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Villarreal do not want to cash in on their talented young winger but they will have little say in the matter if the Villans produce the £30m required to activate the clause this month.

Villa could now strike gold by signing the Senegal international as he is a promising young player with the potential to explode in the future.

Jackson, who played 17 minutes at the World Cup in Qatar, has showcased his quality in a major European league as he has produced two goals and two assists, whilst creating four ‘big chances’, in eight La Liga starts this season.

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Journalist Josh Bunting once described the gem as an “exciting” forward with a “turn of pace and trickery” in his locker and this suggests that he would be a fun player for the supporters to watch in action.

The 21-year-old also managed seven goals and eight assists in 27 appearances for Villarreal’s B team before Emery decided to bring him into the first-team fold and this, along with his form in La Liga this term, shows that he has the potential to score and assist goals on a regular basis.

Therefore, the gem could be a future star for Villa if he can continue to develop and get to a point where he is able to deliver goals and assists week-in-week-out at the top level.

Emery has a history of working with elite attackers, including the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria, and David Villa, and this shows that he knows how to get the best out of forwards, which is why he could be the best manager to unlock Jackson’s potential, thus potentially striking gold with the young wizard.