Leeds should consider Percy Tau after glowing verdict from Lucas Radebe

Burkina Faso's Bakary Kone (R) tackles South Africa's Percy Tau during the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualifying football match at Soccer City stadium on October 7, 2017 in Johannesburg.

Leeds legend Radebe is a big fan of Mamelodi Sundowns striker Tau.

Barcelona's Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi  and Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns during the  International Club Friendly match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Barcelona FC at FNB Stadium...

Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe has delivered a glowing verdict on Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau after an excellent 2017-18 campaign, so should Leeds consider a move for the striker?

Radebe remains one of the Yorkshire club's biggest legends following his 11-year stint with the club between 1994 and 2005, so much so that the club's mascot 'Lucas the Kop Kat' is named after him.

Speaking to football website KickOff, Radebe was full of praise for compatriot and South Africa international Tau: "I think he is a good player. I think he is one of the players that impressed. But for me, what I liked is the consistency.

Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns runs with the ball  during the FIFA World Cup match for fifth place between Mamelodi Sundowns and Jeonbuk Hyundai at Suita City Football Stadium on December...

"I'm not sure about the physical aspect, his presence on the field of play. Because look at [Lionel] Messi how he expresses himself; that's what Percy Tau should be able to do."

It is no secret that Leeds will be on the lookout for a new striker this summer, after Chris Wood's replacement Pierre-Michel Lasogga failed to replicate the kind of form that Wood wowed Elland Road with during 2016-17.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim Leeds are after free agent Abel Hernandez and Derby County striker Matej Vydra, but other names should be on their shortlist with interest the duo likely to be widespread.

Radebe's comments should spark the Whites into life and consider a move for 11-cap Tau, who had a hand in 30 goals during his 38 appearances last term. He scored 13, and laid on another 17.

Former South African defender Lucas Radebe speaks the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.   AFP PHOTO

The 24-year-old has only one more year remaining on his contract with Sundowns, and is likely to be available on the cheap this summer with the South African side looking to avoid losing him on a free at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Tau is renowned for his blistering speed and low centre of gravity that dumbfounds defenders, but also shows a calmness on the ball and offers cover out wide.

With Radebe's endorsement, Leeds should consider a move for Tau in the near future if they miss out on Hernandez and Vydra.

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