Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has officially completed his highly anticipated move to Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly side from Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion.
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with the Red Eagles in recent weeks, with Mosimane previously hinting at bringing the forward to the Egyptian giants.
Tau has since put an end to speculation surrounding his future by signing a four-year contract with the Red Eagles.
However, Tau’s transfer will be formally concluded once the transfer window reopens in Egypt and is also subject to international clearance.
The 27-year-old South Africa international joined Albion in 2018 and had successful loan spells with three Belgian clubs – Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Club Brugge and Anderlecht – before returning to the club in January.
Tau made six appearances for Albion, his debut coming in the FA Cup tie with Newport County in January.
“Amir Tawfik, head of the club’s transfers department, announced that Percy Tau joined Al Ahly for four years coming from England’s Brighton & Hove Albion,” Al Ahly confirmed.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome 🥁🥁🥁
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕃𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝕁𝕦𝕕𝕒𝕙
— Al Ahly SC 🇬🇧 (@AlAhlyEnglish) August 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Brighton head coach Graham Potter commented on Tau’s departure: “I have really enjoyed working with Percy. He is very professional and extremely popular with the rest of the squad, but at this stage of his career he wants to be playing regularly and we fully understand that.
“This move gives him the opportunity to do that and he is joining one of Africa’s top clubs. On behalf of everyone at the club, I wish him well for the future.”
Good luck to Percy Tau, who has agreed a permanent move to Egyptian club Al Ahly on undisclosed terms. 🇿🇦
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 26, 2021
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