Jesurun Rak-Sakyi announced
The name of yesterday’s 7th summer signing had been on Addicks’ lips for a while, despite the tongue twister.
19-year old Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has joined from Crystal Palace for a season long loan. The assumption for the delay was that Rak-Sakyi was negotiating a new 5-year contract with our rivals plus the emergence of plenty of competition for the winger’s signature including Cardiff and Birmingham offering Championship football.
Jes has already made his Premier League debut and was a regular feature in Patrick Viera’s teams during their pre-season. He certainly comes well recommended and we’ll wait and see what he looks like in a red shirt.
Predominately left-footed but he has played on both sides of a three, is clearly talented and has scored goals at U23 level. I’d imagine the physicality of L1 will be a steep learning curve and he may not be suited to every opposition.
Because of Rak-Sakyi’s age, this signing doesn’t impinge on the squad number restriction, so I’m really hoping we aren’t done with our summer additions, as we are still light in defence on the left side and I’m intrigued to see if Thomas does push the boat out for a more mobile striker.
Welcome to a proper South London club Jes.