Brighton boss makes Tau admission

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Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter admits the club are monitoring the progression of Percy Tau closely as he continues to impress out on loan.

Tau, 26, has been unable to represent the Premier League club since his R50-million move from Mamelodi Sundowns in July 2018 due to work-permit restrictions.

However, the diminutive attacker has impressed in his temporary spells, winning the Proximus Player of the Season with Royal Union SG and the Jupiler Pro League title with Club Brugge in the 2019/20 campaign.

Now with the record 41-time league champions Anderlecht, Tau has taken his game to new heights under the management of Vincent Kompany with four goals in 12 league games - whilst he moved into the top 10 all-time scorers list with Bafana Bafana last week.

Scroll through the gallery to see where Tau ranks amongst Bafana's record scorers

Speculation has arisen in recent months that the Seagulls may look to recall him in the next transfer window, should the looming Brexit situation alter the work-permit regulations in the United Kingdom.

"As a club, we are certainly aware of his performance," Potter said, as per VoetbalNieuws. "We have a loan manager who follows up very well, but our technical director and scouts also look at him closely.

"I am aware that he's playing well [at the moment], he's scoring [goals] and enjoying the football [in Belgium], so that's good."

Tau has scored 21 goals and registered 21 assists in 77 games since leaving The Brazilians for Europe two years ago.

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