Brighton & Hove Albion striker Percy Tau has explained why he would not take a loan move away from the Premier League outfit.
Tau has finally featured in arguably the best football league in the world after being recalled from his second loan spell in Belgium back in January.
The 27-year-old has since managed around 300 minutes across six appearances for Brighton – three in the Premier League and three in the FA Cup, while registering one assist.
Given his lack of game-time, there have been some suggestions that the Seagulls should loan him out again so as to afford him the necessary minutes to continue growing and maintain his position as Bafana Bafana's key man.
However, Tau has since rejected the possibility of leaving England's top flight and insisted he would rather stay and fight for his place than take the easy route out of his situation.
"It's not to move away from Brighton, because the situation can change. I signed with Brighton [in 2018] hoping that I would play in the EPL, then I got loaned out," he said.
"Now that I've come back, I want to go back [on loan]? Nah... I wouldn't think in that way anyway. If I don't play, I will try and put myself in the team – I'll work even harder to try and put myself [in a position] to get opportunities to play.
"When I was not playing, yes, it was difficult because I was playing the previous season, but sometimes it's expected for it to be challenging."
Check out Tau's whip he received from Hyundai upon arriving back in SA on Wednesday