Bournemouth call off £20.3m move for Villarreal’s winger Nicolas Jackson over hamstring injury concerns… but the Cherries confirm the capture of forward Antoine Semenyo for £10.5m from Bristol City
- Bournemouth have called off a £20.3m move for Villareal’s Nicolas Jackson
- The Cherries were concerned over the 20-year-old winger’s hamstring injury
- But the club did confirm the signing of Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo
Bournemouth have called off their £20.3m move for Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson over injury concerns, as revealed by Sportsmail.
Medical tests revealed the 20-year-old winger, who had a hamstring injury, would not be fully fit until mid-March.
However, Bournemouth have completed the signing of Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo in a £10.5m deal.
Bournemouth cancelled plans for Villareal’s Nicolas Jackson because of a hamstring issue
However, the club did confirm the signing of forward Antoine Semenyo from Bristol City
Senegal winger Jackson was also strongly linked with Southampton, but the Cherries beat them to sign him – only for the hamstring issue to put Gary O’Neil’s side off.
Jackson will return to Villareal, where he has scored two goals and crafted two assists in 14 LaLiga fixtures.
The 20-year-old was part of Senegal’s World Cup squad, which made it to the last-16 of the tournament in Qatar last month.
Jackson was part of Senegal’s World Cup squad which made it to the knockout stages in Qatar
Meanwhile, Semenyo faced no such problems with his deal from Bristol City, with the 23-year-old penning a four-and-a-half year deal at the Vitality Stadium.
Semenyo has scored five goals and claimed two assists across 22 Bristol City games in the Championship this term.
He featured for Ghana in their World Cup fixtures against Portugal and Uruguay.
Semenyo has scored five goals and claimed two assists across 22 Bristol City games this term
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s website: ‘Antoine is an exciting player and one we have monitored for a while.
‘He had interest from elsewhere and so we’re delighted to welcome him to the club.’
Bournemouth return to action on February 4 away at Brighton, before further league matches next month against Newcastle, Wolves and Man City.
He could make his debut for the Cherries when they visit Brighton in the league next Saturday
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