Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has said he ‘hopes’ Rak-Sakyi will stay with the Eagles this season, despite loan interest from a number of Championship clubs in England.
The 20-year-old came through the ranks at Chelsea before joining the Eagles in 2019, as he looked to have a clearer path to the first-team.
That hasn’t really happened yet, but it’s understandable, with Rak-Sakyi instead going out on loan to help his development given his age.
Sunderland, currently has joined Hull City and Leicester City to sign the promising youngster.
Rak-Sakyi spent the previous campaign with Charlton, and it’s a move that worked out very well for the player, as he contributed 15 goals and eight assists for the Addicks as they finished tenth in the table.
“We like Jes – we’re happy to have him back. We like what we see in training. As a coach, I am in no hurry to ask him to leave to go on loan,” he said via London News online.
“One hopes that will be the case, but these matters with young players can be complicated because they have their own feelings about getting match minutes. They also have agents who are suggesting to them that the next move in their career needs to be another loan.
“It’s a constant matter for discussion. We, the coaching staff, are happy to have him and happy to be working with him. Who knows? Let’s hope he stays with us rather than go on loan.”