For the past week or so, multiple reports coming out of Belgium have stated Percy Tau could cut short his loan stay at Anderlecht and return to Brighton & Hove Albion in January.

The South Africa international was bought by the Seagulls in 2018, but he couldn’t play for the Premier League side because he couldn’t obtain a work permit. Therefore, he was sent out on loan in the last three summer windows.

Earlier this month, the FA, Premier League and EFL confirmed new rules for signing foreign players will come into effect from January 1st, and this would make it easier for Brighton to include Tau in their squad.

A clause in the agreement between the two clubs will allow Brighton to recall the attacker in January, and Graham Potter confirmed on Wednesday his side are trying to exercise this option.

Vincent Kompany has now admitted there is a possibility of Tau’s loan stay being cut short in the winter market.

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“There is a good chance that Percy Tau will leave in January. I am very happy with what he brought us. We know his qualities and his intelligence of play,” Kompany said, as quoted by La Dernière Heure.

“He has a very good attitude and it is normal that Brighton wants to bring him back. Until further notice he is of course still a player for Anderlecht.”