Reports circulating the media that Tottenham have a buy-back clause for Harry Kane are not wide off the mark, but the Daily Mail explains that it is not straightforward.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy had revealed in a fans forum that the club inserted a buy-back clause in the deal that saw Kane complete a mega-money move to Bayern Munich in the summer.
However, it is understood that the clause is not that simple, although there is a mechanism that could give Spurs the upper hand in case Bayern choose to part ways with the striker in the future.
Tottenham will reportedly have the first option on Kane if he decides to return to the Premier League, with the club handed a chance to match any future fee Bayern receives for the striker.
Nevertheless, there are serious doubts that the England captain will consider a return to Spurs while Levy remains at the club, given the nature of his summer departure.
Kane’s long-term future was the highlight of the summer transfer window, with Bayern identifying the England international as a priority target despite Tottenham’s reluctance to sanction his exit.
Kane had entered the final year of his contract with Tottenham, and the club wanted him to sign a new deal, but the talismanic striker showed no inclination of wanting to pledge his allegiance.
Levy reportedly became increasingly difficult in his approach to sanctioning Kane’s departure as it became clear that his only two options were to sell or lose him for nothing next summer.
Bayern ultimately got their man in a transaction worth around €100 million, but Levy attempted to tweak certain details of the deal that both Kane and the Bundesliga club believed had been settled.
Kane was also prohibited from re-entering Spurs’ Enfield headquarters in the hours leading up to his departure, preventing him from saying goodbye to his teammates.
However, the club claimed that it would have been inappropriate for the striker to participate in a training session after they had already accepted a transfer fee.
Those occurrences are believed to have strained the relationship between Kane and Levy, which will pose a significant hurdle towards any future reunion between both parties.
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