Percy Tau receives no.22 at Brighton as manager Graham Potter reacts to first training


Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed Percy Tau will wear the no.22 shirt at the Premier League club while manager Graham Potter opened up about his first training session.

Tau will don the same shirt number he starred in with Mamelodi Sundowns for the Premier League club as he looks to take his career to the next level in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

Scroll through the gallery to see Tau's first training session at American Express Elite Football Performance Centre

The Seagulls were able to recall the Bafana Bafana forward in the January transfer window after the new Brexit rules created a loophole in the work-permit regulations that previously prevented Tau from representing the club.

But with Tau now registered as a Premier League player and confirmed in their squad to face Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday, Potter offered his opinion on the 26-year-old's ability.

"I think it will be quick [for him to adapt] judging by what I saw today," Potter said in their pre-match press conference.

"He's a nice personality and fits into the group well and his attributes quite easy to fit around, I don't see a problem there.

"But obviously there's competition which is what you would expect in the Premier League, but that's good for us, we need that healthy competition."