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Downs to accept R50m plus offer for Tau

star forward Percy Tau

Mamelodi Sundowns are reportedly set to accept a record-breaking offer from Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League for star forward Percy Tau.

TimesLive report that the Premiership champions have received a final take-it-or-leave it R50 million offer from Brighton which will break the transfer fee for a local player going abroad.

Meanwhile, coach Pitso Mosimane insists that Tau must be allowed to make the jump to the EPL regardless of what negotiations need to take place in order for the deal to go through.

He earlier told Kickoff: "Sundowns wants Percy to leave. Negotiations are ongoing - even today, and myself and management have all agreed that Percy must go.

"Percy knows that we have agreed that he should go, because we'd love to see our player in the Premier League. I don't think anyone who is sober in their mind would think Sundowns doesn't want Percy to go."

It is believed that a potential deal could be worth up to R65 million with add-ons and incentives and would surpass the previous record paid by European clubs for South African players moving abroad.

Thulani Serero is said to have moved to Ajax Amsterdam for a figure in the region of R24.5 million while Keagan Dolly also made the switch to Montpellier for a similar fee.