South African attacker Percy Tau might have his dream of playing in the world’s biggest league come through if Britain does exit the European Union in the coming days.
The strict rules in the English Premier League have led to the Bafana Bafana star not being able to secure a work permit in England for the past two seasons.
As a result of this barrier, the 26-year-old has had to go out on loan to Belgian sides Club Brugge and Royal Union Saint-Gilloise for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons respectively.
Currently, Tau is on another loan at Belgian giants Anderlecht where he is playing under the guidance of former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany who was recently given the head coaching role.
Tau’s stay in Anderlecht might be cut short though with reports in England suggesting that the striker’s club Brighton Hove and Albion put a recall clause of his Anderlecht loan deal with the possibilities of Britain Exiting the European Union.
Basically, should the BREXIT happen it would mean that all players from other European nations outside of Britain will be registered as foreigners in the team and 12 spots will be open for foreign players
So should Brighton consider Tau as one of their best foreign players the attacker will be given a lifeline in a journey that has required him to be very patient while working hard to gain experience.
Tau recently featured for the South African national team as they lost 2-1 against COSAFA rivals Zambia in a friendly match played at Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Tau assisted the goal that was scored by Keagan Dolly as Bafana allowed Zambia to come back from a goal down to win the game.
On Monday night the European based players are expected to be leaving for their respective clubs and Tau will shift his focus to Anderlecht’s game against Darren Keet’s OH Leuven on Sunday.
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By Prince Sobayeni