Jackson Expected at Town Today to Complete Move
Wednesday, 8th Aug 2018 10:57
Kayden Jackson is expected at Portman Road today to undergo his medical and complete the formalities relating to his move to the Blues. The move is likely to be confirmed either today or tomorrow morning.
News that Town and Accrington Stanley had finally agreed a deal for the striker broke earlier this morning.
The fee for Jackson, who scored 16 goals as Accrington won the League Two title last season having joined from Barnsley last summer, is slightly above the £1.5 million reported earlier and could rise to around £2 million after top-ups, while there will also be a sell-on clause. The Tykes will receive 30 per cent of the profit Stanley make on the player they signed for a nominal fee.
Blues boss Paul Hurst has been tracking the 24-year-old, who previously played for him on loan at Grimsby, for a number of weeks.
TWTD reported that Town had offered £1.5 million early last week but with Accrington valuing Jackson at £2.5 million. Negotiations continued, however, and it appears an agreement was finally reached yesterday.
QPR and Peterborough were also in the hunt for Jackson, while Saturday’s opponents Rotherham and Preston were also both keen earlier in the summer.
Bradford-born Jackson started his professional career with Swindon following success in a 2013 Win a Pro Contract competition run by Samsung when a player with Albion Sports in the Northern Counties East League Division One.
While with the Robins, he had spells on loan at Swindon Supermarine and Oxford City, prior to stints with Tamworth, Wrexham and Barnsley before his loan with Grimsby and his permanent switch to his current club last summer.
Jackson is likely to become Hurst’s ninth signing of the summer with Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan’s switches from Shrewsbury expected to be confirmed this morning following the additions of Trevoh Chalobah, Jordan Roberts, Ellis Harrison, Janoi Donacien, Gwion Edwards and Tayo Edun.
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