Percy Tau sets his sights on one day playing in La Liga

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After conquering the PSL, the Masandawana star looks likely to depart ahead of the new season amid growing interest from Europe

Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau admits that he has set his sights on one day playing in Spain’s La Liga.

The 24-year-old recently bagged the not only the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) Footballer of the Season award, but the Player’s Player of the Season accolade as well as being recognised as the league’s joint top scorer alongside Polokwane City’s Rodney Ramagalela.

Following Tau’s latest triumph, speculation has been rife surrounding a move away from the club, with his head coach Pitso Mosimane already resigned to losing the attacker amid interest from Europe.

Nonetheless, the playmaker who hails from Witbank has expressed his desire to one day play in Spain where he could come up against the likes of Real Madrid.

“At some point, I believe that playing in Spain will be nice,” Tau was quoted as saying by The Star.

“That’s where Real Madrid are playing and they won the (Uefa) Champions League three times in a row. You don’t find that anywhere. It’s rare,” he added.

Meanwhile, there has been talk of interest from French Ligue 1, with Monaco reportedly in the hunt and Tau believes that French football could perhaps be a good stepping stone as he acclimatises himself to European football, and not to mention the allure of also coming up against giants Paris Saint Germain.

“It’s always nice to challenge yourself against the best. France would be a great step for me because it’s outside South Africa. I would get to play against PSG (Paris Saint-Germain),” he explained.

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“It would be interesting. The next step in my life will be interesting, if it happens. If it doesn’t happen then I have to work on what I have,” he concluded.

With Tau now likely to depart and with teammate Khama Billiat on his way out as his contract runs out, the next few months could be interesting for Sundowns as they look to rebuild once again.

 

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