Khanye – Why Tau Should Snub Al Ahly
Junior Khanye has explained why he desperately wants Percy Tau to reject interest from Pitso Mosimane and Al Ahly.
Tau has been heavily linked with a move to the Egyptian giants, who reportedly already agreed to a €1.8 million transfer fee, to be paid in instalments, with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder insists that he wants Tau to “succeed at all costs” but feels leaving the Premier League side for Al Ahly would be a “step back”.
“If Percy leaves England for Egypt, it would be a huge step back in his career,” he writes in his iDiski Times column.
“I understand that Al Ahly have won the CAF Champions League two times in a row, and they are going to play at the Club World Cup later this year, however, you cannot compare the EPL with the Egyptian League.
“Percy worked extremely hard to be where he is today. Not every player has the ability to earn himself a move to England.
“Tau, through his hard work, has managed to do what many players from our country have failed to do; which is to play in the best league in the world.
“This matter is very depressing because in my opinion, Percy should stay in England and fight for his place in the team rather than leave.
“I have never played overseas, but I can guarantee you that a player is better in England fighting on the bench than being in Africa. The coaching in England is better and Percy has a lot of opportunity to grow.
Khanye also asked what would happen to Tau at Al Ahly in case Mosimane would leave the club sooner than expected.
“I am unhappy with this situation to be honest because I want this player to succeed at all costs,” he added.
“I think the best thing that can happen to him is if he earns a loan move to Al Ahly or a permanent transfer to a club in Europe.
“Even in this scenario I am not happy because if Percy earns a loan move, he will fall down the packing order just as he was earning his way into the starting lineup.
“Alternatively, he can join a club in France or Portugal. Staying in Europe is going to be the best option for the player because he has the ability to play at that high level.
“Pitso Mosimane has coached Percy Tau, but the owners at Al Ahly are known to be impatient.
What happens if they fire Pitso? It happens in football. I would rather he stays in Europe if I am being honest.”
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