Latest

Report: West Ham Chase Crystal Palace Starlet Jesurun Rak-Sakyi

|
Image for Report: West Ham Chase Crystal Palace Starlet Jesurun Rak-Sakyi

West Ham are in the hunt to poach a rising starlet from a London rival.

According to the Daily Mail, talent Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is wanted by Celtic and as well as themselves.

The report claims several suitors both domestically and abroad are lining up with interest in the 18-year-old, who is said to have rejected professional terms with the club in favour of moving in search of a clearer chance of first-team football.

Rak-Sakyi seems to favour a move to Germany in the Bundesliga ahead of Scottish and English alternatives however, with ‘positive talks’ held over a move to a yet-unknown Bundesliga club.

and are named as the main suitors for the home-grown midfielder, who can also play on the wing.

One report describes him as a ‘pacey and technically gifted midfielder with an eye for goal and impressive tactical awareness for his age’.

Opinion

It seems to be an uphill battle if West Ham are truly serious about recruiting the 18-year-old wantaway talent.

The interest across the continent, let alone the country, is a testament to his talent.

The Palace has produced Premier League regulars and Tyrick Mitchell in recent years and secured Category 1 status – the highest tier in English football – last year.

Following major investment, the south London catchment area is clearly a fortuitous string to Palace’s bow.

West Ham taking advantage of that makes total sense, but whether they would offer the same opportunities as Bundesliga sides is another matter entirely.

Share this article