Bournemouth face a nervous wait to find whether or not they can push the signing of Villarreal attacker Nicolas Jackson over the road after a possible fitness problem was flagged during his medical. The 21-year-old underwent the primary a part of his routine checks on Wednesday afternoon after jetting to the South Coast together with his representatives but Express Sport understands concerns were raised over a difficulty that has seen him miss Villarreal’s last three La Liga matches.
The injury is believed to be related to Jackson’s hip and hamstring and would require further examination on Thursday.
More tests have been planned by the Cherries with the second a part of Jackson’s medical attributable to happen within the morning, meaning Bournemouth should receive swift clarity on whether or not they can proceed with the transfer.
It appears the fitness problem – which Bournemouth were made aware of prior to negotiating the transfer deal – might be worse than initially feared.
Given the Cherries are in a battle for survival, they need players which might be fit and able to help Gary O’Neil’s side from the get-go.
Should Bournemouth receive any indication that Jackson might be facing a spell on the sidelines – the club could be expected to reassess the transfer and whether to desert the deal and move onto other targets.
At this stage, there isn’t any indication the deal is entirely off however the Cherries can be operating with caution given the cash they’ve placed on the table.
Last season’s Championship runners up managed to see off fellow South Coast relegation rivals Southampton of their bid to land the Senegal international attacker, who has also been monitored by Everton and Aston Villa.
The Saints were considered near reaching an agreement with Villarreal following extensive talks with the player’s representatives but they at the moment are exploring alternative targets.
Bournemouth have hurried up to now few days to strike a cope with the La Liga outfit value an initial £21million plus add-ons which might be thought to incorporate Premier League survival.
Jackson has scored twice and assisted two goals in 14 La Liga outings for the The Yellow Submarine having also won two caps for Senegal.
West Ham have also given goalkeeper Darren Randolph permission to undergo a medical on the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth have agreed to take over the ultimate six months of his contract in east London and won’t pay a transfer fee for the 35-year-old Republic of Ireland international.
The Cherries have also struck a cope with Roma for the loan signing of Uruguay international left-back Matias Vina.
He is anticipated to reach within the UK later this week to undergo a medical and put the ending touches on his move from Italy.
Recent arrival Dango Ouattara made an easy impact on his Bournemouth debut last weekend when he arrange Jaidon Anthony within the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.
The Burkina Faso international attacker joined from sister club Lorient for a fee of £20m earlier this month following a small delay waiting for his work permit and visa.