Bafana Bafana and former Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau knew that he would be loaned out after penning a deal with Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion, according to Rob Moore.
Moore acted as an intermediary for the Seagulls in the Tau deal and told Soccer Laduma that the PSL Footballer of the Year had prior knowledge of his loan move when he signed a mega deal with Brighton.
‘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,’ he said.
‘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 [his 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 competitions, 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,’ he concluded.
Tau netted his first goal on his full debut for Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
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