Published On: Tue, Sep 19th, 2023
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Tottenham have Harry Kane buy-back clause as blockbuster Bayern Munich return possible | Football | Sport

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has revealed that his side inserted a buy-back clause into the deal that allowed Harry Kane to join Bayern Munich over the summer. The Bundesliga side forked out £100million for the services of the England international, though a return to the Premier League could be on the cards further down the line.

Kane was heavily linked with a move away from Spurs over the summer, with the club left with no choice but to facilitate his exit after he entered the final 12 months of his contract and showed no sign of penning a contract extension with his boyhood club.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid were among a host of clubs to register an interest before Thomas Tuchel urged the Bayern bosses to fork out the fee required to acquire his services. Kane therefore left on good terms with the club, having scored a sensational 280 goals in 435 appearances there.

However, there is a chance that he can continue adding to that tally at some point in the future after Levy revealed at a fan forum on Tuesday evening that he ensured that there was a clause in a deal so that they could bring him back. Whilst sat alongside Ange Postecoglou and Heung-min Son, among others, Levy said: “There is a buy-back clause.”

Whilst at Tottenham, Kane was desperate to become the Premier League’s leading top scorer and he needs just 48 more goals to break Alan Shearer’s record (260). Therefore, it would be no surprise if that played into his thinking when approving of there being a buy-back in his contract.

The England international also hinted that a fairytale return could be on the cards when releasing a message to thank Tottenham fans for the support throughout his time at the club before his Bayern move was confirmed.

In a video clip shared on Kane’s social media channels, he said: “I felt like this was the time to leave, I didn’t want to go into the season with a lot of unresolved future talk, I think it’s important for the new manager and the players to concentrate on trying to get Tottenham back to around the top of the table and fighting for trophies. It’s not a goodbye because you never know how things pan out in the future, but it’s a thank you and I’ll see you soon.”

It remains to be seen whether the fee required for Spurs to re-sign the 30-year-old emerges now that Levy has gone public with the clause. Kane signed a deal until 2027 when heading to the Allianz Arena, and Bayern may have insisted in negotiations that the buy-back only becomes active after a certain amount of years.

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