According to a report in Belgium, Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion are considering bringing Bafana Bafana and former Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau back to the club.
Tau left Sundowns to sign for Brighton in 2018 but is yet to make an appearance for the club after being sent out on loan to several clubs in Belgium.
He initially played for second-tier side Union SG, where he won the Proximus League Player of the Season award.
He then moved on to Club Brugge, where he won the league last season and also featured in the Champions League against the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St Germain.
This season he signed a loan deal with a third Belgian club, Anderlecht, where he’s been playing under former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, now the Anderlecht manager.
Tau has recently been sidelined with a minor injury, but according to Kompany, will be back in action sooner rather than later.
“Percy is doing well, better than hoped. Maybe he can resume at the end of this week,” the former Belgium captain told Belgium’s HLN website.
The publication then goes on to state that, “English sources also inform us that there is a real chance that Brighton & Hove Albion will recall Tau in January.
“The club flirts with relegation in the Premier League and is looking for reinforcements. Due to the new rules, which can be interpreted creatively, it is not impossible that Tau will receive a work permit for England.”
Bafana talisman Tau is 26-years-old now and would have gained hugely valuable experience of European football during his years in Belgium.