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Brighton striker Percy Tau delighted to have made Premier League debut

Brighton striker Percy Tau is delighted to have made his Premier League debut.

Tau is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Lucas Radebe, Benni McCarthy and Steven Pienaar after finally making his debut for Brighton.

The 26-year-old became the most expensive player ever to be sold by a South African club when he joined Brighton for £2.5million in July 2018.

But he could not secure a work permit for another two-and-a-half years, so was shipped out on loan to Belgian sides Union SG, Club Bruges and Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht.

In January he finally secured his papers and made his bow in the top flight at Kompany's old side Manchester City.

Yet far from being frustrated by his interminable wait, the beaming Bafana Bafana star is just grateful to have got here in the end.

Tau told The Sun: “I was just hoping any day that it would come.

"I would have loved it to have happened in 2018 but that doesn't take away the pride I feel that it is now."

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