The latest news around Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise could see academy talent Jesurun Rak-Sakyi given a big chance to impress in pre-season.
The latest on Olise was reported by The Daily Mail.
So what is the update on Olise and why does it effect Rak-Sakyi? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
According to The Daily Mail, Michael Olise has apparently picked up a bad hamstring injury. This happened whilst playing at the U21 European Championships for France.
The report goes on to say that Olise has suffered a ‘severe hamstring tear’. This has sparked fears that he could be on the sidelines for a few months.
The Daily Mail also goes on to suggest that is this were the case then Olise could miss the start of the Premier League season.
It was a rollercoaster of emotions for Olise during the Euro’s U21 match in which he suffered the injury. The winger scored the winning goal in the game and then suffered his reported hamstring injury a few minutes later.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi could now get his chance to impress at Crystal Palace
The rumoured long-term injury to the ‘really talented‘ winger is a big blow for Crystal Palace. Despite this, it may give Rak-Sakyi his chance to impress those at the club. If he manages to impress, he could be involved in the squad next season.
It has been reported by The Athletic that the Eagles would only spend big if they were to sell a player for a significant amount of money this summer.
With this in mind, we feel like it could be a perfect opportunity for the club to give the highly-rated 20 year-old a chance to impress at the club.
In his 45 appearances for Charlton, the Englishman scored 15 goals and picked up nine assists along the way. He clearly has big potential.
The Eagles have a good academy, and they need to start rewarding young prospects who are shining with the chance in the first team. With pre-season around the corner and Olise injured. The club could get the right-winger involved heavily in the friendlies and give him his chance to prove that he deserves a spot in the first team.