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Agent: Tau Knew He Wouldn’t Play For Brighton…

Percy Tau Knew He Wouldn't Be Able To Play In England

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 06, 2018 05:31 PM
Percy Tau ‘100% knew’ that he would be going out on loan after signing for Brighton & Hove Albion, according to one of the agents who was involved in his move from Mamelodi Sundowns. 
 
 
Tau, who is now with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the Belgian Second Division, completed a big money move to England after peaking the interest of the Seagulls, however, work permit rules meant that it will be difficult for him to actually play for the club.
 
The Bafana Bafana international knew that would be the case though, as he put pen to paper on a long-term deal in the United Kingdom, and he wasted no time in getting his first goal for RUSG following his switch to Belgium on a season-long loan.
 
Rob Moore, who worked on the deal on behalf of Brighton, explained to Soccer Laduma recently that there were a couple of other clubs in Europe interested other than RUSG.
 
He said in an interview, “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. 
 
“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 (my 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 competition, 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.” 
 

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Ant_55 Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:37 AM
@Manzi7 Hayi Mxm.... These supporters..... How do you claim to be a football fan when you know absolutely nothing about the sport.... Why don't you ask properly and us REAL football lovers will educate you instead of writing none sense here.....
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:36 AM
@amdunyelwa718 Thank you bozza..... Finally of the comments made one with meaningful sense.
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:35 AM
@dlaminincamiso9 LOL Ustlayela..... Uyisilma......
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:33 AM
@PROPHET OF DOOM Didn't you read the article? Why are you so dumb?
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:32 AM
@mosesmu Numb nut!
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Ant_55 Sep 10, 2018 08:31 AM
@MugabeMalema Slave mentality!!!! You're are a foolish person and I hope you're not teaching anybody else to be as foolish as you.
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Mabuti@Sundowns.com Sep 09, 2018 03:07 PM
Tau will play English premiership nextyear remember this player is from Sundowns no players from Sundowns fail in Europe unless the problem is Rasism.ask Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly they will tell you because they will comeback when they're old now at 30s and above.
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monde downs ntete Sep 08, 2018 07:22 AM
Grand-grand this player was playing ekasi, heeeeee kunzima
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TBS Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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TBS Sep 07, 2018 05:13 PM
@So-Mathabo-KBY ,,, If you say so :))
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MugabeMalema Sep 07, 2018 11:32 AM
COMB YOUR HAIR ,,YOU ARE IN EUROPE NOW SIES
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nazzi the second Sep 07, 2018 09:27 AM
yoooh some of you are dumb here, if Tau went to another team chances are he would have only played half the games since most coachess hardly believe in using loanees because they dont believe in building for other teams. at least in this team he is garanteed game time since obviously the owner instrcted the coach to pla Tau as many games as possible, it's not just about his development its about game time and accumulating points if tau is as good as the epl standards he will make it and if he is not he the are many teams in europe waiting for his signature
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mosesmu Sep 07, 2018 09:27 AM
This deal is very simply from the beginning, BHA don't need him for EPL but will recall him to play 4 them once they get relegated next season. Won't accumulate more points playing NFD of belgium, Second division curse
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THE NK Sep 07, 2018 09:14 AM
You will go back boy don't worry.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Sep 07, 2018 07:19 AM
@TBS the move to BHA made sense both financially and career wise, im sure he also expected to be loaned to a proper league but as soon as all parties involved signed on the dotted line she left him to die.....many players will miss Tim Sukazi as an agent for sure
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TBS Sep 06, 2018 09:50 PM
@So-Mathabo-KBY ,,, I'm not sure about the figure quoted. But the point I was trying to drive home was that his standard of play will go south sooner or later. Hope he wont be back any time soon to join the likes CTC etc. :))
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Warras4phefeni Sep 06, 2018 09:22 PM
How these points are accumulated and many he should accumulate to qualify for PL
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PROPHET OF DOOM Sep 06, 2018 08:40 PM
But he didn't kn0w that he will be l0aned t0 Belgium sec0nd divisi0n.
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dellah Sep 06, 2018 08:21 PM
Billiat did the same by joining zebbies from Sundowns but there's no noise about it.
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dlaminincamiso9 Sep 06, 2018 08:14 PM
Eish Tau might never wear that Brighton jersey. The only thing that would help him get that permit is the points but I doubt points from a second division league would add to a qualifying sum. That what you get for having a women as your agent
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amdunyelwa718 Sep 06, 2018 08:10 PM
An agent who took Tau to second division made a good choice. Firstly Tau only needs game time to get his permit so in the second division there will be no pressure to play him. If he was loaned to a club that is going to play for European cup then he will get pressure and maybe not get game time due to the vision of the club

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