Percy Tau will not be included in Graham Potter’s plans at Brighton & Hove Albion next season because of the South African’s failure to obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League.
The same reason saw the forward spend the 2019/20 season on loan at Club Brugge, and the English side will have to find a solution for him this summer because of his ineligibility to represent the Seagulls.
Two days ago, Het Laatste Nieuws explained the 26-year-old is expected to join Anderlecht on loan with an option to make the transfer permanent.
Wednesday’s edition of Het Belang van Limburg reports Anderlecht ‘want’ to take the Brighton owned player on a temporary deal and ‘without a purchase option’.
It’s claimed the negotiations for Tau’s transfer have progressed well, but Anderlecht will conduct a decisive ‘interview’ with the player today.
The report adds that as long as the documents are not signed to complete the transfer, everyone associated with the deal ‘remains cautious’.
If all goes well, the attacker will be the Belgian club’s third new addition for next season.
According to the newspaper, Tau’s loan deal will not be expensive for Anderlecht, mainly because of his situation (with work permit) at Brighton.