Former Manchester City captain has challenged his players to prepare to fill any void ex-Mamelodi Sundowns star may leave
Tau is on loan to Anderlecht by the Premier League wrestlers, who have confirmed plans to bring back the attacking midfielder for the second half of the season.
While the Seagulls are currently flirting with relegation, manager Graham Potter sees Tau as a potential answer to their problems, and Kompany appears resigned to losing one of his key players from Anderlecht next month.
“Yes, he could leave, and it will be up to the remaining players, and others, to make up for that departure,” Kompany said, according to Walfoot.
“Do I leave the door open for him to stay?” The ex-Belgium The center-back laughed. “Even if there’s a one percent chance he won’t go, yes I’ll leave the door open.”
“Anything can happen with the Covid, especially administratively, we know that.”
Kompany also praised the forward’s commitment despite lingering rumors surrounding his future.
“I didn’t hesitate for a second to throw him,” he continued, “because I know very well that he always gives everything.”
The 26-year-old has already shown he deserves a race to the Seagulls after impressive outings during all three loan stints in Belgium.
He has scored four goals and weighed with an assist in 14 league appearances so far.
His only assist came in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Beerschot, leaving Kompany praising Bafana man Bafana, who lasted 84 minutes.
“Percy gave everything and worked well, I saw a good relationship between the forwards,” said Kompany. “Ok, he didn’t score today, that’s it.”
Since Steven Pienaar left Sunderland in 2017, South Africa has had no international involvement for a Premier League team.