Brighton and Hove Albion have tabled a lucrative final offer for Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau believed to be in the region of R50-million.
The Brazilians could potentially earn up to R65m from the deal with add-ons included, which would shatter the South African transfer record for a local player.
The 24-year-old would be the latest Sundowns player to ply their trade in a top five European league after Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly, who both play in France’s Ligue 1.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed that negotiations with Brighton are ongoing, but confidently expects the 24-year-old to join the Premier League outfit.
‘Sundowns wants Percy to leave. Negotiations are ongoing – even today, and myself and management have all agreed that Percy must go,’ Mosimane told KickOff.com.
‘Percy knows that we have agreed that he should go, because we’d love to see our player in the Premier League. I don’t think anyone who is sober in their mind would think Sundowns doesn’t want Percy to go.’
‘We started with Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, why not Percy? Even Khama [Billiat], we were happy to let him go to Europe.
‘So it’s important that Percy goes to Europe, but what’s important is that the teams are talking. I know media takes it anyway it wants, but there’s no need for that,’ he concluded.
Tau lit up the Absa Premiership during the 2017-18 campaign, having claimed the Footballer of the Season and Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season awards while finishing as the joint top scorer in the PSL alongside Rodney Ramagalela with 11 goals.