Percy Tau became eligible to play for Brighton & Hove Albion following the introduction of new rules post Brexit from the start of this year.
The Seagulls recalled the winger from his loan spell at Anderlecht in the winter market and since then, he has been restricted to only 85 minutes of action in the Premier League.
Graham Potter handed him two more appearances in the FA Cup and he hasn’t represented Brighton since their cup defeat to Leicester City in February.
The 26-year-old is unhappy in England and ‘cannot continue in the Premier League’, according to Voetbal24. Therefore, the South Africa international will ‘change clubs’ in the next market.
Having spent time in Belgium with Union SG, Club Brugge and Vincent Kompany’s side, a return to the same country could be on the cards.
It’s claimed the wideman wouldn’t say ‘no’ to Anderlecht, but the question is whether they can afford signing him on a permanent deal. Brighton ‘want to sell’ player in the summer and will need a fee of €3.5m to sanction his sale.
The fee could be a problem for Anderlecht, but not for Royal Antwerp, who have been ‘charmed’ by Tau in recent years. Their sporting director, Luciano D’Onofrio, would try to get the player to Antwerp.
Tau is said to be keen on leaving Brighton and having had spells in Belgium with three different clubs in the past, a return to the Jupiler Pro League could be a possibility after this season.