Striker Percy Tau Could Leave Brighton & Hove Albion to Join Belgian Giants Royal Antwerp for R67m

Striker Percy Tau Could Leave Brighton & Hove Albion to Join Belgian Giants Royal Antwerp for R67m

- The latest media reports in Europe indicate that Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau could be leaving Brighton & Hove Albion to join Belgium's Royal Antwerp

- A Belgian publication has it that Antwerp have tabled an enticing R67 million offer to Brighton for the services of Bafana’s Tau

- Should the former Mamelodi Sundowns star return to Belgium, that would be his fourth stint in the country after previously playing for RSC Anderlecht and Club Brugge

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Bafana Bafana and Brighton & Hove Albion striker Percy Tau could find himself playing in Belgium next season. This comes after media reports suggesting that Royal Antwerp has shown interest.

Tau recently made it clear he would like to remain with the English Premier League side and establish himself there.

According to KickOff, the former Mamelodi Sundowns striker could make his way to Belgium after Antwerp reportedly tabled a whopping €4 million (R67 million) offer to the Seagulls.

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Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau could leave Brighton & Hove Albion and join a Belgian club. Image: @PercyMuziTau22/Twitter
Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau could leave Brighton & Hove Albion and join a Belgian club. Image: @PercyMuziTau22/Twitter
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Antwerp finished third in the Jupiler Pro League this past season and will make another attempt to lure him back for a fourth stint in the country.

Last season, Antwerp were believed to have ended negotiations with Brighton due to their €6 million (R100 million) asking price, which saw the Bafana star eventually make a loan switch to RSC Anderlecht.

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The South African has it that a football publication in Belgium, Voetbalkrant, says Antwerp are close to agreeing on a deal with Brighton that will see Tau return to the Pro League.

The publication goes as far as saying Antwerp have offered a fee of €4 million (R67 million) for Tau’s services, a price they definitely feel will be sufficient to convince Brighton to part ways with the silky winger.

Also known as the Lion of Judah, Tau previously spent some time with Anderlecht and Club Brugge in the Belgian leagues and he is said to be happy with a permanent move back to the country.

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Bafana camp hit by Covid-19

In other related topics, Briefly News reported that the South Africa Football Association has confirmed that Bafana assistant coach Janevski Cedomir has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Johannesburg-based football association announced this on Wednesday evening. Cedomir’s condition comes as a blow for the football governing body as the team is preparing to face Uganda in an international friendly on Thursday night.

SAFA released a statement on their social media platforms, saying the team conducted its second test on Tuesday ahead of the match at Orlando Stadium.

The statement from SAFA reads:

“As is the norm, all team members – players and support staff – are tested ahead of entering into camp and all results were negative. However, during the second round of tests conducted on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Assistant coach Cedomir tested positive.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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