- Percy Tau is reportedly refusing to take part in Mamelodi Sundowns club activities in a bid to force the club to approve his European move
- Sundowns have reportedly received an offer for Tau from English side Brighton but have dragged their feet in accepting the proposed deal
- Tau has refused to travel to Rustenburg with the club for the start of pre-season training on Monday
The relationship between Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns appears to be ending on a low. This as Tau is refusing to take part in club activities in an attempt to force club bosses to approve his move to Europe.
Tau has attracted the attention of several European clubs with his performances in the CAF African Champions League and the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Reports indicate that English Premier League side Brighton has made an offer on Tau.
The offer from Brighton is said to be in the region of R35 million, but despite this Mamelodi Sundowns officials have been slow to move forward with the deal.
Briefly.co.za gathered that this apparent feet dragging has angered Tau to the point that the player has taken to boycotting club events and refusing to take part in pre-season training. This in an attempt to force club bosses to release him.
KickOff.co.za reported that Mamelodi Sundowns released a statement on Sunday in which the club appears to support its star player’s aspirations to move to Europe.
The statement reads as follows:
Mamelodi Sundowns have stated on numerous occasions over the past 18 months that it is committed to ensuring that Percy Tau plays and pursues his career in Europe.
We have been saddened by misrepresentations and false statements in the media concerning discussions for Percy Tau to play in Europe.
Mamelodi Sundowns will not engage and discuss in public and with the media, the confidential negotiations that are currently underway with several interested European clubs for Percy Tau to play in Europe.
Tau hit back at the club via his social media pages and said there had been no false statements from his management team.
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