Percy Tau's club have cleared the way for the South African player of the year to join Albion.

The 24-year-old's move from Mamelodi Sundowns has been complicated by Tau and his representative falling out with the club president.

The club said in a statement: "Mamelodi Sundowns is pleased to announce that the President of Mamelodi Sundowns Dr. Patrice Motsepe gave instructions to the Management to finalize the deal with Brighton & Hove Albion FC after Percy Tau and his agent came to see him and apologised for disclosing confidential information to the media and for Percy Tau not reporting for training."