Percy Tau sealed his move to Brighton & Hove Albion from Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday afternoon.
He penned a four-year deal, putting an end to speculation over his future which had made the headlines for months.
While the 24-year-old attacker will be sent out on loan ahead of the start of the new season, his move to Europe was welcomed across the country.
Tau doesn’t qualify for a work permit in the UK due to Bafana Bafana’s disappointing position in the Fifa rankings, but he took a brave decision to move out of his comfort zone and look for a new challenge.
Fans took to Twitter to react to the Witbank-born player’s move to the Premier League side.
I’m already seeing Percy Tau as a part of this picture 😭#PercyTau pic.twitter.com/Ot1ClEESw1
— Juniior 🇿🇦 (@Juniior55285882) July 20, 2018
Tau will be doing this to oHenderson next season vele 🔥🔥🔥#BHAFC #percytau pic.twitter.com/uhpMKeJeXa
— Siphesihle (@Sihle93Sihle) July 20, 2018
Have a look at @OfficialBHAFC mentions. South Africans are so proud of Percy Tau😭 Love it
— Carl Lewis (@Carl_LewisZA) July 20, 2018
Tau’s teammates at Bafana Bafana also congratulated him on the move.
Congratulations @percymuzitau22 May The Good Lord Bless u with even more success⭐️🙌🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/nhKMqMUiwF
— Lebogang manyama (@Lebza08Manyama) July 20, 2018
All the very best in your new journey #KingTau @percymuzitau22 fly the SA 🇿🇦high 🙌🏻 #ProudlySouthAfrican #GodIsGreat 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/1v3qCfh47D
— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) July 20, 2018