Vincent Kompany has lauded the impression made by Percy Tau since the Bafana Bafana star's arrival at RSC Anderlecht.
Tau, 26, joined the record 16-time Belgian top-flight champions at the start of the season and has scored four goals in 10 league appearances thus far, including a Goal of the Month contender against KV Kortrijk last month.
Speaking at a virtual press conference ahead of this weekend's match against Gent, at which Kickoff.com was present, Anderlecht manager Kompany was full of praise for Tau when asked of the impression the former Mamelodi Sundowns forward had made since his arrival.
"Percy is a player with a top-level football brain," Kompany said. "On top of his talent and his ability on the ball, Percy works hard, so that's why we're a good match. He's a talented player that works hard and has the right attitude towards his teammates.
"Within our team, it's easy for him to improve. It's easy for him to show his better side, but none of it would be possible without his willingness to work.
"When you see Percy for the first time in training, straight away you think he's an artist, someone who likes the beautiful gesture, the beautiful dribble. He's an artist with an edge, which is exactly the reason why I value him so much.
"It's a mix of his talent and his hard work and for me, that's a non-negotiable, and that's why he fits in really well with our team."