- Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed the record-smashing R50 million transfer deal of Percy Tau to Brighton Hove and Albion
- Tau has signed a four-year deal with the English Premier League side
- He will be loaned out to another European club in the upcoming season in order to gain valuable European playing experience
Percy Tau is finally heading to Europe. The news has been officially confirmed by his now former club Mamelodi Sundowns. The club has confirmed the record-obliterating R50 million transfer deal for Tau had been completed.
Tau has signed a four-year deal with English Premier League side Brighton Hove and Albion but he will have to wait at least one more year before he makes his debut in England.
Brighton has confirmed that Tau will be loaned out to another European club for the upcoming season in order to gain valuable experience playing in European conditions and against European opponents.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Brighton manager Chris Hughton (our version of a coach) said the club had purchased Tau with one-eye on the future. He said Tau’s talent was clear to see and this was evident in the fact that he took all the major awards in South Africa.
Sport24.com reported that Hughton said he would be keeping close tabs on how Tau fared during his loan season.
Tau made it clear this year that he wanted to move to Europe this season after he had won virtually everything there is to win in South Africa and Africa.
In a tweet, Tau thanked the staff, players and supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns and said he had made incredible memories during his time at the club.
Tau said he was looking forward to his European adventure and said he would be working on his own game and trying to improve himself as much as possible.
He added that the European experience would stand him in good stead when he played for Bafana Bafana.
Tau praised the facilities at Brighton and said they were as he expected much better than anything he had ever come across during his career.
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