Ex-Chelsea star provides refreshing transfer update on £32m signing ahead of Stamford Bridge debut

Former Chelsea star Demba Ba has been speaking to LondonWorld’s Rahman Osman about new signing Nicolas Jackson.
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Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba says new signing Nicolas Jackson has everything he needs to be a superstar at the club ahead of his first season with the Blues.

The 22-year-old scored 13 goals in 38 appearances for La Liga side Villarreal last season, including nine in the final eight league games.

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Jackson also admitted he grew up watching the likes of Didier Drogba and Demba Ba and now one of his idols, have been speaking about how good his start to life has been in Chelsea colours.

Ba who joined Chelsea from Newcastle in 2013 says his fellow Senegal international has all it takes to be a massive success at the club.

He told LondonWorld: “I haven’t yet, but I have spoken to representative Diomansy Kamara. That is his mentor, he helped him out from Senegal to go to Spain.

“They’ve been riding together for a while. Jackson, I met him in Senegal when we went to Senegal for national team duty recently and we talked you know. He’s a very good kid, talented but definitely a very good very respectful like most Senegalese. But yeah, I’m so glad for him.”

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Jackson has wasted little time in getting used to life as a Chelsea player and has bagged two goals and two assists in pre-season. He has big boots to fill and with Chelsea having finished a disappointing 12th last time out, getting the goals that get them back to finishing in a Champions League spot and winning a Cup next season will be a good start.