How Tottenham’s Harry Kane buyback clause really works and why Bayern Munich star may be unlikely to trigger it

TOTTENHAM fans were left dreaming about Harry Kane’s return to the club last night – but the buyback clause has a lot more to it than meets the eye.

The 30-year-old England captain, 30, left boyhood club Spurs for Bayern Munich in a £104m move last month.

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That brought an end to an incredible stint in North London that saw him net 280 goals to become the club’s record goalscorer.

Two years after failing to push through a switch to Manchester City, Kane finally secured his exit after chairman Daniel Levy’s hand was forced.

The striker had entered the final 12 months of his contract, and facing the prospect of losing their talisman for nothing in June 2024, they decided to cash in.

However, Levy revealed last night at a fans’ forum that Tottenham have a buyback clause to re-sign Kane from Bayern.

The star, who penned a four-year deal with Bayern until 2027, has scored four goals in five games under ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel so far in Germany.

But Levy’s claims whetted the appetite for a sensational comeback for the hotshot.

However, now the Daily Mail has revealed that the buyback clause is not a straight-forward one.

And they also state that there are doubts over whether he would want to while Levy is still at the club. 


Their report states that “multiple sources have indicated that while there is a mechanism that could open the door to Spurs re-signing Kane, it is believed the facility is not a simple buyback clause”.

They state that they have been informed that the clause only provides Spurs with the first option on Kane should he return to England.

But it is not believed to include a fixed price – meaning they would need to negotiate a fee with Bayern.

They also stated that neither Tottenham nor Kane’s representatives would confirm the specifics of the clause when asked.

Tensions are also believed to have mounted between Levy and Kane during the player’s final days at the club.

The Spurs chief was desperate to avoid losing Kane for nothing and pushed for him to pen a new deal to keep his value up – something the forward showed “no inclination” of doing. 

Levy is then reportedly said to have become “increasingly difficult in his approach to sanctioning” his departure and is said to have “pushed back on parts of the deal that Kane and the Bundesliga club believed were agreed”.

This then reportedly “led to the striker having to miss his originally scheduled flight to Germany” and caused “a delay in the deal being finalised”.

Additionally, Kane “was blocked from re-entering Spurs’ Enfield HQ in the hours leading up to his departure”.

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