Percy Tau could join Brighton as Patrice Motsepe intervenes

Percy Tau could join Brighton as Patrice Motsepe intervenes
Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Maritzburg United and Mamelodi Sundowns at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on 25 April 2018 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 10, 2018. 15:00

Latest media reports surrounding the future of Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau is that he could join English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

According to a statement released by the reigning Absa Premiership champions, president Patrice Motsepe has ordered the management to finalise the deal.

Sundowns released a statement on the club’s website on Monday evening with the boss instructing the club’s management to finalise a deal to take the Witbank-born forward to the EPL.

It is announced that Tau and his agent‚ Mmatsatsi Sefalafala‚ apologised to Motsepe for leaking information about the deal to the media‚ and after the Bafana Bafana forward went AWOL from pre-season training.

On the other hand, reports emerged that Brighton have tabled a R50 million offer for the Bafana player last week, but the club reportedly failed to agree on the fee.

“Mamelodi Sundowns is pleased to announce that the President of Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Dr. Patrice Motsepe gave instructions to the Management to finalize the deal with Brighton & Hove Albion FC (Brighton) after Percy Tau and his agent came to see him and apologised for disclosing confidential information to the media and for Percy Tau not reporting for training‚” said Sundowns in a statement.

According to local media reports, the English outfit have tabled a South African record R50-million offer for the Bafana international which could rise as high as R65-million with add-ons.

Tau is set to become the third player to move overseas from the Brazilians after Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly who left in the past few seasons.

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