Brighton and Hove Albion sign South African striker

Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 9:35 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed South African international striker Percy Tau on undisclosed terms.

The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal.

Percy Tau – Picture by Paul Hazlewood

The club said that he would go out on loan ahead of the new season.

Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “Percy is a player we have highlighted for the future and there is no doubting his talent, having been voted South African player of the season.

“Percy will go out on loan this season, play regularly and get some experience of European football.

“We will be watching his progress and monitoring his development over the season.”

Tau began his career with South African Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns. He spent a season with Witbank Spurs in 2015-16, before returning to the Sundowns in 2016.

He has won the South African title three times, twice with Sundowns in 2014 and 2018, and with Spurs in 2016. He has also won the African Champions League with Spurs and the South African Super Cup with Sundowns in 2017.

Percy has made 12 international appearances for South Africa, scoring five goals, and was the country’s player of the season in 2017-18.

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