It's particularly rare for a PSL player to move to the English Premier League. Percy Tau has achieved this with Brighton, even though he has to go out on loan for work permit reasons.
Here's how PSL legends, players and the soccer media reacted to Tau's transfer becoming official.
Thank you Mamelodi Sundowns family from the academy coaches,technical team,management,President and everyone involved at the day to day activities at the club for the memories and also to thank the players for their contributions and efforts in helping me become better. pic.twitter.com/5avpkBqSXO — Percy Tau (@percymuzitau22) July 21, 2018
Congratulations to Percy Tau for completing his move to Brighton&Hove Albion F.C. we wish you all the best for the coming season. Fly the South African Flag High and make us proud. Rise and dominate them all make us prouder @percymuzitau22 https://t.co/QLqUoXWDvJ — SAFPU (@SAFPU_Official) July 20, 2018
I’m told Brighton politely asked Sundowns to announce Percy’s departure before they announce his arrival.
That’s how transfers should be done pic.twitter.com/Cbv2yYiJnG — Chad Klate (@CKlatey) July 20, 2018
Not just Percy Tau needs to go to England, but I'd like to see more South African players do so. Brighton is a good choice for the Sundowns striker to try and work his way in the team. It's time our SA players became more ambitious, be brave & think positively about foreign moves — Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) July 6, 2018