A skilful and hard-working striker, Zak again suffered numerous injury-related setbacks last season, but returned to feature prominently in the U21 Premier League and the NextGen Series, whilst also making the bench for the first-team’s Champions League trip to Olympiacos.
A product of the Hale End Academy who has previously been deployed in central midfield, Zak missed the first three months of the season due to an injury sustained at the end of the previous campaign, but found the net in the NextGen Series victory over Athletic Bilbao at Underhill and impressed when coming off the bench in that competition against CSKA Moscow and Chelsea in the latter stages.
He failed to score for the U21s in ten appearances, however, and was unable to add to his first strike at that level against Swansea City in 2011/12. Highly regarded since his schoolboy days, Zak has often been forced into a wide position to compensate for the presence of Chuba Akpom, but could gain his first experience of competitive football this season by the medium of a loan spell.
Previously capped by England at U16 and U17 levels, Zak switched his international allegiance to Ghana in May 2013, having trained with their U20 World Cup squad.