English-born Ghanaian teen left-footed attacking player, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, according to a report in The Sun will taste Premier League minutes this season.
With Roy Hodgson likely to step aside in the summer, and Crystal Palace in a position of relative safety [Premier League], the Eagles can experiment.
According to the tabloid, Tayo Adaramola and Jesuran Rak-Sakyi could be handed their Premier League debuts before the season seasons.
Rak-Sakyi who is almost out-of-contract at Crystal Palace recently rejected a bid to sign a pro contract with Roy Hudson’s side.
Celtic according to Daily Mail, had been tentatively linked with Rak-Sakyi with clubs in Germany and England also interested.
Hodgson could be keen to see his club ensure the long-term futures of their youth prospects, by offering first-team minutes. Given the success of Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka over recent seasons, the club’s Academy is reaping rewards.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has directly contributed to 13 goals in 12 Premier League 2 matches [Transfermarkt]. A versatile attacking threat who can play as a 10 or on the wings, he’s a sought-after prospect.
Hodgson, himself the oldest manager in the Premier League, has an ageing squad. The mission, from his point of view, seems to introducing younger players to serve as a kind of legacy. Both Rak-Sakyi and Adaramola have been hotly-tipped to be a big part of that contingency plan.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi provided a brace of assist on Wednesday when Crystal Palace defeated West Ham United 5-1 in the English U18 Premier League.