Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 17 April 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday Jun 25, 2018. 15:00
With reports linking Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau with English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, the South African giants say they are committed to see the forward going to Europe.
The Brazilians have issued a statement claiming they remain committed to ensuring Tau gets his move to Europe despite talks that they are looking for a staggering fee.
Moreover, local media reports suggest that Tau's agent Mmatsatsi Sefalafala has confirmed on Sunday that the Tshwane giants are playing hard ball despite receiving an offer reported to be in the region of R34 million from Brighton.
Having had an impressive season with the Tshwane side last season, Tau has made headlines in the past few months as European clubs are said to be chasing his signature.
The 24-year-old has attracted attention from France, Sweden and the latest club linked with hmi is EFL side West Bromwich Albion, as reports suggest.
"Mamelodi Sundowns have stated on numerous occasions over the past 18 months that it is committed to ensuring that Percy Tau plays and pursues his career in Europe," the club said.
"We have been saddened by misrepresentations and false statements in the media concerning discussions for Percy Tau to play in Europe.
"Mamelodi Sundowns will not engage and discuss in public and with the media, the confidential negotiations that are currently underway with several interested European clubs for Percy Tau to play in Europe."