BRIGHTON are reportedly considering bringing Percy Tau back to the Amex by cancelling his loan to Anderlecht in January.
The South African has not played for the Seagulls since signing for them from Mamelodi Sundowns for £2.8million in 2018.
Brighton are looking to cancel Percy Tau’s loan at AnderlechtCredit: AFP – Getty
But that could soon change with Graham Potter’s men looking to bring the forward back when the next transfer window opens, according to Belgian outlet HLN.
Tau, 26, is in his third loan spell in Belgium.
He first joined second-tier side Union SG before switching to Club Brugge a season later.
Tau has been unable to play for Brighton because of work permit issues.
But the Seagulls are said to be hopeful of getting around such regulations which will change after the UK’s departure from the EU.
HLN reported: “English sources also inform us that there is a real chance that Brighton & Hove Albion will recall Tau in January.
“The club flirts with relegation in the Premier League and is looking for reinforcements.
“Due to the new rules, which can be interpreted creatively, it is not impossible that Tau will receive a work permit for England.”
Brighton are 16th in the Premier League with just 11 points from 13 games.
Neal Maupay is their top scorer with four but no other player has managed more than one.
Tau has managed four goals in ten league starts this season and Brighton boss Potter was recently asked if he knew how well the Bafana Bafana star was doing.
Potter replied: “Yes, as a club we are aware.
“We have a loan manager, David Weir, who monitors that really, really well.
“Obviously Dan Ashworth does as well, along with our scouts.
“I am aware that he has been playing well, he’s been scoring goals and enjoying his football so that is good.”