- Percy Tau is believed to have flown to England to undergo medical evaluations ahead of his move to English Premier League side Brighton Hove and Albion
- Sources have revealed that the proposed deal is nearing completion and will become official once Tau passes a physical exam
- Brighton reportedly offered Mamelodi Sundowns a record-smashing R50 million to secure Tau’s services
Percy Tau is believed to have flown to England on Tuesday night to undergo a medical evaluation ahead of his much-anticipated move to English Premier League side Brighton Hove and Albion.
Tau is expected to undergo a strict physical and medical examination at the club on Wednesday. The exam is thought to be the final piece of the puzzle which needs to fall in place for Tau to complete his record-smashing transfer.
Tau made his intentions of playing in Europe very clear at the end of the PSL season and Brighton came calling. The club was eventually so desperate to secure the services of the PSL player of the season that it offered Sundowns a staggering R50 million.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Sundowns chairman Patrice Motsepe instructed the club to accept the offer and assist Tau and Brighton to complete the deal.
Soccerladuma.co.za reported that sources close to the deal have revealed that both clubs agreed to the deal in principle and all that remained before it becomes official is the medical exam.
If the medical turns out to be just routine (as is expected) Tau’s dream of playing in Europe will finally become true and an official announcement can only be a matter of days away.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Tau might not be able to play for Brighton even if all goes to plan. He still faces the confusing and strict process of obtaining a work visa for the UK.
In the event that Tau does not secure the correct paperwork, he is expected to be loaned out to a European club for the season.
Tau is likely to become the first South African player since Steven Pienaar to play in the English Premier League.
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