Brighton summer signing Percy Tau was very aware that he would be going out on loan right after joining the club this summer, which will be according to the agents involved in the forward move from Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa.
The South African International, is now plying his trade with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, joined the Seagulls with a big money move, gaining a work permit makes it difficult for him to play in the Premier League for Brighton.
Percy Tau was said to have been aware of the his immediate loan move before agreeing and signing on the deal with Brighton, and the in-form striker has already found the back of the net for Belgian Second Division club this season.
An agent who worked for Brighton & Hove Albion in landing the Bafana Bafana striker, Rob Moore, revealed to the media that there other European clubs interested in signing the striker other than RUSG.
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Moore said speaking to Soccer Laduma: “According to what his agent (Mmatsatsi Sefalafala) told me, he 100% knew that and she was clear to me that she knew he would be going out on loan. That was clear as day.
“I mentioned to Brighton that if he was to go on loan, my inclination – if I was his agent – would be to try and get him out to the best level club to develop him ahead of a possible return to the Premier League. Me and Lance Davids (my colleague) made some enquiries, and we had both Standard Liege (Belgium) and Utrecht (Netherlands), who wanted to take him on loan.
“Utrecht are a solid club in Holland, and Standard are in the final stages of qualification for European football this season. If he plays regular football in European competition, then it can help him get points towards his work permit that could’ve maybe helped him play in England in the future. This is all my personal opinion, of course; it’s all up to the player and his agent.”