Percy Tau happy to sign Brighton contract

Percy Tau is planning to make an impact in Europe, after signing a four-year-deal with Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday, 20 July 2018.


The Bafana Bafana striker will not head straight into the Brighton first team. Instead, he will be loaned out to an unconfirmed team in Europe.

“Going out on loan is always good to help a player develop and get better. It’s new for me to be in Europe, and I’ll get to work on myself and a few things that I need to improve, Tau told the club’s official website.

“I’m hoping to get a better understanding of the game from playing there. It’s a different approach to what we’re used to in South Africa. It’s exciting football.”



The 24-year-old striker was named Player of the Season in 2017/18 in the Absa Premiership and scored 13 goals for Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Last season was great, I got a few personal achievements, but we won the league as well, which is something that means so much to me. I’m happy to have gone down that path, but it’s over now and it’s time to make new memories.

“This move should help me play more international football. I’ll be learning a lot, which will also be good for my country. Hopefully I can make some great memories here – I love making memories and I’m so happy to be here.

“I’m very impressed with the facilities, they’re better than what I’m used to. It’s something I expected and it’s a better place to be.”