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ICMYI: More than R30-million offered for Percy Tau

Notably, Twitter.com/AlAhlyEnglish” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Al Ahly have included Bafana Bafana attacker Percy Tau in their latest squad that will play Pharco in the league on Wednesday night.

This long-awaited return for Tau comes despite reports that he had been placed on transfer list by Al Ahly alongside Luis Miquissone, with the Egyptian Premier League season drawing to a close.

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The encounter against Pharco will mark Tau’s long-awaited return to action following another injury lay-off which further fueled speculation around his immediate future, which already appeared in doubt when Pitso Mosimane left as coach.

Recent reports suggest that Anderlecht have shown interest in re-signing Tau, with the talented playmaker having previously spent a season on loan with the Belgian outfit from Brighton & Hove Albion.

According to Egyptian news website and television channel Sada El-Balad, the Belgians have table on an offer of USD 2 million (approx. R33,38 million) for Tau. However, some rumours suggest Al Ahly’s evaluation is double that amount.

“The Belgian club Anderlecht offered Al-Ahly management $2 million to buy Percy Tau once and for all in the upcoming summer window,” the report states.

“Al Ahly officials reserved the value of Anderlecht’s offer to include Percy Tau and requested $4 million (approx. R67,7 million) to agree to complete the deal at a minimum in the next summer transfer window in the new season.”

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Overall, Tau has scored eight goals and provided six assists in 28 matches across all competitions since signing from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

There have been growing calls for Tau to be sold with experts suggesting he isn’t ‘Al Ahly standard’.

With his long-time coach Pitso Mosimane now no longer in charge at Al Ahly, time will tell whether Tau can find more success in Egypt, and the next phase of his career will certainly be work keeping a close eye on.

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