It has already been revealed that the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) Footballer of the Season has still not reported for pre-season training with Mamelodi Sundowns, as he is frustrated with the Brazilians.
This week, it emerged that the English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion have tabled an offer for the striker in the record-shattering region of R50 million.
The deal could see Sundowns earn up to R65 million, easily surpassing any previous fee for a South African footballer.
However, the Brighton representative who spoke to TimesLive on Wednesday said the offer was final and they have given the PSL side 24 hours to respond to the revised offer.
He said in an interview with the publication that they were frustrated that the deal remained unsealed, even though they had approached Sundowns as far back as March. Tau, who is reportedly boycotting the club, was told the team would not stand in his way if he got a chance to move to one of the top five leagues in Europe.
The English team’s representative said Brighton was willing to strike a deal that benefits all parties. However, with the 24-hour deadline having passed, the deal may not happen.
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TimesLive reports Sundowns have already lost out on player fees this year, after the PSL champions turned down an R18 million offer from FK Qarabag of Azerbaijan in January for Khama Billiat, even though it was clear the Zimbabwean star would not sign a new deal.
Billiat has now moved to Kaizer Chiefs on a free transfer. Pitso Mosimane and company must be decisive – if not, Sundowns might gain a reputation for going back on their promises to players.
Additional source: TimesLive