Shock criticism levelled at under-fire Percy Tau
Former Al Ahly captain Shady Mohamed has suggested Percy Tau should be sold, stating his belief that a 22-year-old is a better player.
Notably, Bafana Bafana attacker Percy Tau recently made a return to action after another lengthy injury layoff, which comes amidst reports that he had been placed on the transfer list by Al Ahly alongside Luis Miquissone, with the Egyptian Premier League season drawing to a close.
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The recent encounter against Pharco marked Tau’s much-needed return to fitness as speculation continues to mount around his immediate future, which already appeared in doubt when Pitso Mosimane left as coach.
In a subsequent clash, the Red Devils played against Al Ittihad Alexandria in the Egyptian top flight, with youngster Ziad Tarek capturing headlines after scoring a stunning solo goal in a standout performance.
Former Al Ahly legend Shady Mohamed has now suggested the starlet is better than both Tau and Luis Miquissone.
“Ziad Tarek is better than both Percy Tau and Luis Miquissone. I believe he should become a starter for the first team,” the former club skipper said, as per KingFut.
“Tau and Miquissone should be sold. Al Ahly would financially benefit from selling them both.”
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Recent reports suggest that Anderlecht have shown interest in re-signing Tau, with the talented playmaker having previously spent a season on loan with the Belgian outfit from Brighton & Hove Albion.
According to Egyptian news website and television channel Sada El-Balad, the Belgians have table on an offer of USD 2 million (approx. R33,38 million) for Tau. However, some rumours suggest Al Ahly’s evaluation is double that amount.
“The Belgian club Anderlecht offered Al-Ahly management $2 million to buy Percy Tau once and for all in the upcoming summer window,” the report states.
“Al Ahly officials reserved the value of Anderlecht’s offer to include Percy Tau and requested $4 million (approx. R67,7 million) to agree to complete the deal at a minimum in the next summer transfer window in the new season.”
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There have been growing calls for Tau to be sold, with some so-called experts suggesting he isn’t ‘Al Ahly standard’ earlier this year.
With his long-time coach Pitso Mosimane now no longer in charge at Al Ahly, time will tell whether Tau can find more success in Egypt, and the next phase of his career will certainly be work keeping a close eye on.