According to Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane, Brighton and Hove Albion Star Percy Tau is like Lionel Messi, with ‘Jingles’ revealing his desire to ‘save’ the attacker.
As reported by the Siya crew, Mosimane is keen on reuniting with Tau at Al Ahly and talks between the Egyptians and Brighton were at an advanced stage with the two clubs agreeing a transfer fee for the 27-year-old, while the player is also believed to have agreed personal terms with the Red Eagles.
Now, Mosimane has once again revealed his desire to bring the best out of the player who spent five years under his tutelage at Mamelodi Sundowns.
“Percy has been in Europe, it’s his fourth year and let’s be honest, we haven’t seen Percy play. We have seen Percy play football in Belgium and Belgian teams, even in South Africa we can compete with them, and Al Ahly can beat Belgian teams, let’s be honest,” Mosimane told Mzansi rapper Cassper Nyovest in an Instagram live on Monday afternoon.
Tau was also a no-show for Brighton in their final pre-season match against Getafe on Sunday, with a dismissive coach Graham Potter citing ‘personal reasons’ for Tau’s absence in the match.
“Percy hasn’t played football. Percy is 28 now, do you want Percy to retire without playing football? And then we have the tag of saying he’s playing in the EPL, he’s not playing in the EPL – they keep loaning him out! I mean they have a pre-season now and they are playing friendly games, they don’t even start him, it’s a fact and its true.
“So, Percy has to decide whether he’s gonna retire without playing football because for me the last time he played football was at Mamelodi Sundowns and I was with him,” he said.
Mosimane went on to compare Tau to current Ballon d’Or holder Lionel Messi in terms of availability and shared that the move must be financially rewarding for the Witbank-born star.
“I would like Percy to come here, any coach would like Percy to come there. Let him come and play Club World Cup against Bayern, let him dribble Bayern. Percy is a showman, he is like Messi, he’s got so much to show you.
“He has to decide if he wants to play football, but first he must look after the finances. If he can get the same money that he was getting in the EPL at Al Ahly, then he can be the king of the of the continent, king of the jungle if he is happy to come on board and happy to show people what he is capable of. He’s not showing people what he is capable of, he’s about to retire, he’s 28.”
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