Tau set for permanent Brighton exit?

SA Players Abroad

Percy Tau could be set for a permanent exit from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion after winning the Jupiler Pro League with Club Brugge.

Tau, 26, earned his first league winners' medal in Europe after the Belgian top-flight was cancelled and Brugge, who held a 15-point lead before the coronavirus enforced suspension, were declared champions.

READ: Tau's visual transformation as Belgian champ

While Tau became an instant fan favourite with inspiring displays quickly upon his arrival, he struggled for consistency in the second half of the season, with niggling injuries playing a role in slowing down his swift progression.

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Head coach Phillippe Clement has now opened up about the South African's future, with Belgian publication Nieuwsblad claiming they are considering signing him on a permanent deal.

"We need to discuss with Brighton if he can stay here longer," Clement told the daily newspaper. "Much will depend on the price."

The former Mamelodi Sundowns star scored four goals and registered eight assists in 30 games across all competitions during his season-long loan.