As reported by the Siya crew, it appears there’s trouble in paradise at Chloorkop following the Mamelodi Sundowns/Percy Tau saga that made headlines over the weekend.
It was suggested that the midfielder is “begging” Sundowns to release him following interest from English Premier League teams Brighton & Hove Albion.
Social media went abuzz on Sunday and supporters campaigned for the Chloorkop team to release the 24-year old, who enjoyed an award-winning 2017/18 season. Fans, including those of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, joined hands with Masandawana supporters and had the #FreePercyTau hashtag trending on Sunday.
Sundowns then released a statement slamming unfounded reports surrounding Tau’s apparent move to Europe. The Absa Premiership champions expressed their disappointment at “saddening and false statements”. Tau then took his personal Instagram account to seemingly hit back at his employers by posting “by the way, there’s no false statement” in an Instagram Story.
Both Sundowns and Tau’s statements have since received mixed reactions from several followers of the beautiful game.
Supporters Club caught up with Downs fan Oupa Baloyi, who weighed in with his thoughts on the saga.
“Sundowns should just release Percy, they should just let go of the boy. I mean, it’s a golden opportunity that will probably never come again,” he said
“I read that one of the clubs interested in Tau is willing to pay approximately R34 million to secure his services, so why not cash in on that? Tau has one year left on his contract with Sundowns, and releasing him now would be a wise move.
“Following Tau’s retaliation to the statement that was released by our team, I wouldn’t say he was wrong for doing so. In fact, he did the right thing by not keeping quiet. He has a huge following on social media and he couldn’t keep mum, we need to know what’s really happening. He had to say something. We need to hear both sides of the story, not just Downs’ one-sided story.
“I also learned that he didn’t travel with the team to Rustenburg for preparation ahead of their trip to Togo next month. That says a lot. This gives it away that he will not be part of our squad next season. He clearly wants to leave, and we should allow him. If it happens that he leaves Chloorkop, we will wish him all the best.”
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Source : SL