Potter: Brighton is making an attempt to recollect striker Tau


Percy Tau could return to Brighton in January after head coach Graham Potter confirmed the club are actively trying to recall him from his loan deal at Anderlecht.

The 26-year-old striker has been forced to play for Brighton since arriving from Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa in 2018 due to work permit issues.

Tau has played in Belgium for Union SG, Club Brugge and Anderlecht for the past two and a half years and Potter said Brighton is confident that under the new points system he will receive confirmation from the Board of Directors.

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"It's fair to say we want to do something, but there are a few things we have to go through first," said Potter.

"He has some interesting traits and his experience in Belgium is good.

"He brings something different to what we have and he wants to take the next step in his career – we want to help him with that."

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Potter also confirmed that Brighton will do without the injured Tariq Lamptey when visiting London Stadium, but downplayed the severity of the injury.

He said, "It's not serious, it's just a little problem with his Achilles tendon. The way he plays, you have to be careful, you don't want him to be gone for a few weeks.

“So I expect he will be back soon. He is healing and recovering well.

Tariq Lamptey is currently out with a thigh injury
Tariq Lamptey is currently out with a thigh injury

"There is no other Tariq with the characteristics and attributes that he has and that is the challenge for us to find the solution together.

"We don't have a comparable replacement, so you have to adapt as a team and adjust to another person who comes into the team."

January transfer window 2021: Everything you need to know

The summer window may not have closed until October, but attention is focused on what can be done in January. Here's what we know so far …

When does the window open?

The England transfer window for the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL will open on January 2nd and close on February 1st, 2021.

The Bundesliga and Ligue 1 windows will also open on January 2nd, while the League and Serie A will open on January 4th.

What business can be done?

As usual, players can be bought and sold across Europe and beyond. Loan deals can also be completed during the month-long window.

Will there be another domestic transfer window?

At the time of writing, there is no indication that there will be another expanded domestic broadcast window between Premier League and EFL clubs.

In the summer the English teams were able to do business for another 11 days after the first meeting on October 5th. The second domestic window closed on October 16, although Premier League clubs could only shop from EFL clubs and not from one another.

This led Said Benrahma, Joe Rodon and Karlan Grant to move from championship clubs to the top division.

Keep up to date with the latest information on Sky Sports

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