Brighton send new multimillion rand signing Percy Tau on loan to Belgian lower tier

15 August 2018 - 14:27
By Mahlatse Mphahlele
New Brighton & Hove Albion striker Percy Tau.
Image: Brighton & Hove Albion/TWITTER New Brighton & Hove Albion striker Percy Tau.

English Premiership side Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed that former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau has joined Belgian B Division side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year old Tau‚ who was the footballer and player’s player of the season in the Absa Premiership last season‚ joined the Seagulls from Sundowns with manager Chris Hughton immediately indicating that he would be loaned out.

Albion’s development pathway manager David Weir said: “Percy is a talent we have brought to the club for the future‚ and this loan allows him to play regular senior football here in Europe.

"It is a significant investment for us‚ and we will be closely watching his progress with Union and monitoring his development over the season.”

Tau has earned in the region of R50m for Sundowns and in the process became the most expensive South African footballer.

The total value of the deal is believed to be in the region of 3.1m pounds.

It includes bonus payments for targets achieved‚ like when Tau has played a certain number of games.