Premier League outfit Crystal Palace are said to regret not shipping winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi out on loan amid interest from the likes of Rangers.
The talented teenager has been a revelation in Premier League 2 this season, scoring 18 goals in 25 appearances to top the scoring charts alongside Man City’s James McAtee.
Rangers were said to be amongst a host of clubs interested in the youngster in January with the Daily Mail naming the Ibrox side as a “loan option”.
Rangers instead opted for a loan move for Man United’s £19m Ivorian winger Amad Diallo – who is beginning to settle in Glasgow – and the interest fizzled out.
But now the Athletic are claiming that Crystal Palace accept it was a mistake not to send Jesurun Rak-Sakyi out on loan in January.
In a feature regarding the £20m investment the Londoners have made into their Academy, they claim there is an “acceptance” it was a mistake not to let the kid leave for the second half of the season.
Crystal Palace regret not sending Jesurun Rak-Sakyi on loan amid Rangers interest
The Eagles have put an improved emphasis on youth talents and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is the latest in a line of talents to come out the club’s Academy.
The Selhurst Park club have enjoyed a strong Premier League season under French legend Patrick Viera with the club currently 11th in the English top flight.
But despite a renewed focus on young players and attacking football, 19-year-old left winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has made only one appearance this season; in an opening day 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.
It’s interesting to consider that Rangers are putting the feelers out for these sorts of Premier League talents with Amad certainly beginning to enjoy life at Ibrox.
Rangers fans are beginning to see glimpses of what the Ivorian is capable of and manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst was coy on a potential summer return.