South Africa’s best player, Percy Tau believes his loan move after joining Brighton and Hove Albion on a four-year deal from Mamelodi Sundowns will help him improve.
The 24-year-old forward completed a move from the Brazilians for £2.8million – and could rise to £3.1million with add ons and bonuses.
He will proceed, immediately on loan to a yet to be disclosed club in Europe.
Tau’s loan deal would also be because of the player’s need to not only adapt to European football, but also because of work permit issues – largely due to the fact he has few international caps and South Africa’s low FIFA ranking.
“Going out on loan is always good to help a player develop and get better. It’s new for me to be in Europe, and I’ll get to work on myself and a few things that I need to improve.
“I’m hoping to get a better understanding of the game from playing there. It’s a different approach to what we’re used to in South Africa. It’s exciting football.
“This move should help me play more international football. I’ll be learning a lot, which will also be good for my country,” Tau told the Club’s website.
Tau is an infamous name among Nigerian fans for this goal against the Super Eagles in Uyo.
The forward struck a late goal in South Africa’s first competitive win against Nigeria during a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The match in Uyo ended 2-0.
Brighton signed Nigeria’s Leon Balogun on a free transfer for two years.