Egypt's Ahly sign South Africa's experienced winger Percy Tau from EPL side Brighton
African Champions Ahly have announced the signing of South African left-winger Percy Tau on a four-year contract coming from English Premier league side Brighton.
"Percy Tau arrived in Cairo on Thursday and he agreed on all contract terms before putting pen to papers as he is waiting for the green light from Ahly's coach to join the team's trainings," read a statement released on Ahly's official website.
The 27-year-old winger Percy Tau played under the leadership of current Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane when he was in charge of South African team Mamelodi Sundowns FC where he scored 24 goals and provided 27 assists in 102 appearances.
Percy Tau started his professional career with the Sundowns in 2013 and claimed seven trophies with the South African team over five seasons including the 2016 African Champions League title and the 2017 African Super Cup.
He was named the South African League top scorer in the 2017-18 season with 11 goals.
Tau joined English Premier League outfit Brighton in the summer transfer window of 2018 season then he was loaned to Belgian team Union SG who plays in the second division where he scored 13 goals and provided 13 assists to claim the best player in the Belgian league.
On loan again from Brighton, the South African winger helped Club Brugge to win the Belgian Super League title in the 2019-20 season where he scored four goals and provided six assists.
Percy Tau played tough games against Real Madrid and PSG in the UEFA Champions League wearing the jersey of Club Brugge before playing against Manchester United in Europa League.
Tau is the third signing for Ahly during the ongoing summer transfer window, following the arrival of Nogoom FC defender Karim Fouad on a five-year contract and Simba SC's Mozambican attacking midfielder Luis Miquissone on a four-year contract earlier on Thursday.
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