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Sullay KaiKai: Under the Radar

Sullay KaiKai, during his way time going through the youth academy at Crystal Palace (2013-2019) Sullay embarked on 6 loans to 5 different clubs with varying levels of success. In Jan 2019 he made the decision to move to NAC Breda in Eredivisie making just 6 appearances before moving to Blackpool in July 2019 scorning his first goal just 2 weeks later against…my team of course Gillingham in and 2-2 draw.

After 2 excellent seasons at Blackpool, the second one resulting in promotion to the championship, many expected Sullay to remain at the club after being such a pivotal part of their success. However contract talks fell through and Wycombe were the lucky ones to benefit signing Sullay to a 2 year deal.

Now I feel it is a matter of time before Sullay takes to the field in a Championship match so….let’s have a little deeper look behind why that may be…

Sullay KaiKai

  • 6ft
  • Winger
  • 26 Years old
  • 9 clubs to date (5 on loan)
  • 165 Career League appearances
  • 31 League Goals & 24 League Assists
Credit: ItsRamos Youtube Channel

As shown in the stats Sullay had a very good final season with Blackpool his most successful in terms of contribution through goals and assists since the 2015/16 season with Shrewsbury. Another season like that this year for Wycombe and not only will it benefit Wycombe it will also benefit Sullay for his own personal progression.

Credit: Transfermarkt.com

I am aware that stats do not always tell the full story so I spoke to Tom Mayne a life-long Blackpool FC fan & 1/3 of the Third Tier Podcast to summarise his thoughts on Sullay from what we saw whilst he was at the club:

“When he blows cold, he’s awful but when he’s focussed on his game, he’s unplayable”

Tom Mayne

As ever it all comes back to performing consistently, if Sullay manages to focus in and become consistent then as Tom said, he has the talent to be unplayable.

What is next?

Wycombe are currently sitting 2nd in League one having started extremely brightly this season with Sullay playing 8 times with 3 assists to his name already. Wycombe are likely to be in amongst the top 6 at least come the end of the season so there is every chance that Sullay could be playing in the Championship this time next year. The real question is, will it still be for Wycombe or will a rival take notice of the wide man? The one thing to note is that he needs to be more consistent as consistency is what separates the good players from the great, again as highlighted by Tom.

I can see Sullay staying at Wycombe if they achieve promotion, but and this is a big but, don’t be surprised to see him in the Championship next year regardless as I feel another promoted team will look to bring him along for the ride, whoever that may be.

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