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Tau Attracts Interest In The Middle East

  • June 25, 2024
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Tau Attracts Interest In The Middle East

Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau’s future with Al Ahly remains uncertain, despite his recent statement preferring to stay. Reports suggest interest from the Gulf region, with newly promoted Saudi Pro League club Al Kholood reportedly making an offer.

Tau, who joined Al Ahly in 2021 after leaving Brighton Hove and Albion, has a contract expiring at the end of next season. Throughout the season, rumors of his departure have persisted.

According to Qatari channel Al-Kas TV, Al Kholood, which finished third in the Saudi second tier last season, has expressed interest in the 30-year-old attacker.

However, Al Ahly reportedly wants Tau to stay and is negotiating a contract extension. A club source denied rumors of negotiations with South African club Kaizer Chiefs. “We do not know anything about what is being discussed in the media in South Africa regarding Kaizer Chiefs’ negotiations with Percy Tau,” the source told Arabic publication FilGoal.com.  

“We remain committed to him and want him to continue. Negotiations for a renewal are ongoing.” It’s unclear if Al Ahly can retain Tau amid reports of a rift with head coach Marcel Koller. These rumors stem from Tau’s apparent unhappiness with being substituted in the CAF Champions League final’s second leg against Esperance de Tunis. The club source told FilGoal.com that Tau was fined for the stunt. “Percy Tau was fine according to the regulations because he objected to the decision to change him in the Champions League final against Esperance. The player’s objection was just a temporary moment of anger over a technical decision,” he said.

Since joining Al Ahly, Tau has played in 101 games across all competitions, scoring 24 goals in the process. He has also added a second CAF Champions League trophy and a third Egyptian Super Cup to his collection.

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