Reports in Europe are stating that there may be a loophole that will allow Percy Tau to play in the English Premier League in January.
Tau is on the books of Brighton and Hove Albion, but since signing for the English club, has spent three seasons on loan in Belgium.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns forward has not yet played for Brighton since moving to the club in 2018, with current rules preventing him from getting a work permit.
This has resulted in Tau making three loan moves in Belgium, as he ticks off the boxes required to make his dream move to England’s top-flight.
He is currently playing for Anderlecht, but last season he was at Club Brugge. In his first season in Europe he was on loan at Union SG.
Het Nieuwsblad claim that there is a clause in Tau’s contract which would allow the Seagulls to recall Tau from Vincent Kompany’s side in January.
The same report claims that Brighton can benefit from Brexit as it will reportedly “relax new rules for recruiting” players outside of Europe.
There is also another Belgium outlet reporting on the story, with La Derniere Heure (LDH) claiming that a January transfer for Tau is “possible” because of the UK leaving the European Union.
Brighton manager Graham Potter has previously revealed that he is aware of Tau’s performances in Belgium, and the player himself has not been shy to talk up his ambition of playing in the Premier League.