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Brighton complete signing of South African international Percy Tau

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of South African international Percy Tau. Credit: AP

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of South African international Percy Tau from South African Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns

The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal and will be loaned out ahead of the new season.

“Percy is a player we have highlighted for the future, and there is no doubting his talent, having been voted South African player of the season," Chris Hughton told the Brighton website.

“Percy will go out on loan this season, play regularly and get some experience of European football.

“We will be watching his progress and monitoring his development over the season.”

Brighton sign full-back Bernardo from RB Leipzig

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Brighton have signed RB Leipzig defender Bernardo for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old Brazilian full-back has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League Seagulls.

Albion manager Chris Hughton told the club's official website: "We're delighted to welcome Bernardo to the club. He is a strong, committed defender who can play on the left or right, and so his versatility gives us good options at the back.

"For a young player he already has good experience, having played in the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the Europa League.

"He is a good character and speaks numerous languages, and I'm sure he will fit in well with the rest of the squad."

Sao Paulo-born Bernardo moved from his homeland to Europe in January 2016, joining Red Bull Salzburg.

After winning the Austrian title, he transferred to Leipzig seven months later, making 49 appearances for the Bundesliga side during the last two seasons, including three in the Champions League and five in the Europa League.


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