- 26-year-old Percy Tau's dream of playing in the English Premier League is forming thanks to Brexit
- Before Brexit, the UK relied on FIFA's rankings and due to Bafana Bafana's position, Tau struggled to get a work permit
- Now it seems as though UK laws have disregarded FIFA's rankings and Tau's dream is slowly becoming a reality
Percy Tau's dream of playing in the English Premiere League (EPL) is slowly becoming a reality. English club Brighton & Hove Albion reportedly paid Mamelodi Sundowns a fee of around R50 million for Tau back in 2018.
The UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit) seems to have allowed the UK laws to disregard the International Federation of Association Football's (FIFA) rankings. Before this, the 26-year-old struggled to get a work permit as Bafana Bafana was outside the top 50 in the FIFA rankings
Reports have also suggested that Tau is already in the UK awaiting approval of his work permit.
According to SowetanLive, Mmatsatsi Sefalafala, Tau’s representative, stated that she could not disclose any details about Tau's move to Brighton & Hove Albion at this time. While KickOff reported that Brighton has been inundated with queries about the young footballer.
In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that supercomputer believes Liverpool FC will not retain the EPL title this season. Liverpool suffered a major setback following their 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
Despite playing one game more, The Reds are joint table toppers with Manchester United at 33 points each. The North-West Derby is set for 17 January at Anfield. Besides Liverpool, United, Tottenham, Manchester City, Leicester City, Southampton and Everton - are still in contention for the trophy.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Manchester United faced off against Leicester City on Boxing Day in a dramatic match which saw Manchester take the lead twice but ultimately neither winning nor losing as Leicester City drew the match.
This means that both teams failed to narrow the gap between themselves and log leader Liverpool.
United's goal scorers were Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes and Leicester got lucky with Manchester scoring an own goal by Harvey Barnes and a goal from Harvey Barnes drawing the match.
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