- Percy Tau has spent the last couple of years playing for Belgian clubs, his dream of playing in the English Premier League slipping away
- Since the UK left the European Union things have changed resulting in Brighton & Hove Albion recalling him from Anderlecht
- His dream of playing English looks like it is going to come true for the talented South African
The 26-year-old international sensation Percy Tau has been in Europe since 2018 and has spent those years on loan to the Belgian clubs.
He was signed by the English club Brighton & Hove Albion and landed to other European clubs.
He played a season with Brussels-based club Royal Union Saint-Gilloise and then moved on to Bruges before getting an invite for Anderlecht.
While he was enjoying his stint at Bruges he helped them win the league title and got some Champion League experience under his belt.
Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is in charge of the Belgian outfit Anderlecht which had secured Percy. Tau rewarded the club with 4 goals in 15 outings.
When the UK left the European Union a new points system was introduced for non-English players. This resulted in Albion recalling Tau according.
Head coach Graham Potter said, “We're pleased to be able to welcome Percy to the club and begin working with him. I know he's a player whose progress many of our fans have followed in recent seasons.
“We too have closely monitored his performances in Belgium in the last three years. He's been playing at a really good level, particularly with Bruges and Anderlecht where he has been involved in the Champions League, and his next step is to show he is ready to make the transition into the Premier League.
“He brings some different attributes and qualities to the group and he wants to take the next step in his career. We’re looking forward to working with him.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
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