- Percy Tau has made the dream start to his European adventure by scoring a goal on debut
- Tau helped his Belgian-based Royale Union Saint-Gilloise side to a 3-0 win over City Pirates
- The former Mamelodi Sundowns player will spend the season with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise after signing a multi-year deal with English side Brighton Hove and Albion
Former Mamelodi Sundowns star striker Percy Tau has made the dream start to his European adventure by scoring an impressive goal on his debut for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
Tau’s performance helped his new Belgian side to record a commanding 3-0 win over City Pirates in the Crocky Cup.
Tau will be spending a season with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise to allow him time to adjust to European playing conditions and opponents. His main contract is with English Premier League side Brighton Hove and Albion.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Brighton and Royale are owned by Tony Bloom which made placing Tau at the club all but certain after details emerged about Brighton’s coach wanting to give Tau more time to adjust to Europe.
Some observers have pointed out that Tau might have struggled to receive a work Visa for the UK and deferring the application would benefit the player.
Sport24.com reported that Bloom has made it clear that he wants to help Royale return to Belgium’s Premier League. The club is currently playing in the second division.
Bloom is credited with turning Brighton’s fortunes around and helped the side to get back into the Premier League.
Tau said he was happy to score his first goal and was kind of surprised when his chip found the back of the net. He said his new team was showing signs of improvement and were well supported.
Tau’s transfer from Mamelodi to Europe is rumoured to have cost Brighton at least R50 million and as much as R60 million.
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