Percy Tau and Brighton's battle
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Percy Tau has just completed his second successful season in Belgium and Brighton are believed to be fighting for his British work permit.
Fresh from being crowned Belgian League Champions with Club Brugge. Percy Tau has had a successful year even getting to pit himself against the best in the UEFA Champions League.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The South African forward and his principal club, Brighton and Hove Albion FC who play in the English Premier League are pushing for Tau to his work permit. Brighton signed Tau and had to twice loan him out as he could not be granted a british work permit.
The reasons for this are that South Africa are not in FIFA's top50 ranked countries. A major requirement for Tau to be granted a work permit. Another requirement is that Tau needs to have played 70-75% of his country's games in the last two years.
Brighton this time have an ace up their sleeve as they can argue that Tau's football credentials have been proven in Europe as he has been crowned player of the year and one the league in his two seasons in Belgium.
Failure to obtain a work permit, will see Tau possibly go out on loan again. The destination is unknown as Tau's rise has been tracked by plenty a team and he has earned a lot of admirers in Europe.