Chelsea told to complete summer signing of World class act

CHELSEA have once again been encouraged to splash the cash and land an elite striker in the upcoming transfer window.

Nicolas Jackson his goal tally to 14 in what has been a mixed debut season for the forward in the English top flight following a £32million transfer move from Villarreal last summer

There has been many calls for him to be replaced and legendary ex-Newcastle, Blackburn and England striker Alan Shearer believes Jackson will benefit in the long-term if the club bring in a No.9 with proven pedigree ahead of next season.

‘I think his performance summed up his season. Some really good bits and some poor bits,’ Shearer said on Match of the Day.

‘He’s definitely raw but there is big potential there. He’s good at running with the ball, his runs in behind are really intelligent but little things like this [misplacing a pass in the final third], making simple decisions, when and how to pass that ball.

‘Sometimes the easiest ones are the most difficult ones to do. It’s that final thing where he’s got to brush up on and get in behind.’

‘He’s 22 years of age, 29 starts, 14 goals… I think that’s a decent return.

‘It’s been a little unfair on him at times because he needed to be left out but couldn’t because of the lack of numbers in that squad.

‘He’ll learn, get better, they will bring someone in, I’m sure.’

Asked whether we need to sign another No.9, Shearer replied: ‘Yeah they do need another No.9 because he’s not ready to be a regular there.

‘He’s had to put up with that this season and that’s why we’re picking up little bits on him where his game can improve.

‘But another No.9 in there, a big name that he can work alongside and work with, he’ll get better. I’m sure of it.


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