Tau back at English Premier League

2021-Jan-08   11:05

Tau back at English Premier League Source: Brighton & Hove Albion/Twitter

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Bafana Bafana striker, Percy Tau, is back at his mother club, Brighton & Hove Albion, and is already tipped to feature in this weekend's FA Cup game.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns star joined the English club in 2018 and spent the last two-and-a-half years on loan in Belgium, where his impressive play won him the Player of the Season award.

After a season with Brussels-based club, Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, Tau moved to Bruges last season and helped the team win the league title.

At Anderlecht, the team managed by former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany,  Tau scored four goals in 15 games this season.

Albion received a Governing Body Endorsement, the new points-based system for non-English players which came into force last week when the transition period following the UK's exit from the European Union ended, from the FA for Tau.

Head coach, Graham Potter, was quoted on the club’s website saying he is pleased by Tau's return.

“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,” Potter said.

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