Fabrizio Romano explains what he knows about Tottenham’s Harry Kane buy-back clause 

Fabrizio Romano claims Tottenham do not have a buy-back clause for Harry Kane but they do have a gentleman’s agreement with Bayern Munich to receive a heads-up if the German club plan on selling the striker in the future.

As many would have expected following his switch to Germany, Kane is having a record-breaking season at the Allianz Stadium, having scored 37 goals and 12 assists so far this season (Transfermarkt).

However, the 30-year-old might have to wait a bit longer to get his hands on a trophy, with Bayern currently training Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga table.

In a fan forum at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September, Daniel Levy claimed that Spurs attached a buy-back clause to the agreement when they sold Kane in the summer (Evening Standard).

However, this was contradicted by some journalists, including Paul Gilmour of Sky Sports, who insisted that the North London club have something much akin to a first option rather than a buy-back clause.

Bayern Munich
Photo by SpursWeb

Tottenham have a gentleman’s agreement with Bayern Munich

Romano has now suggested that it is likely a case of Bayern simply agreeing to inform Spurs if and when Kane is sold in the future.

When asked if Tottenham have a buy-back clause on the England captain, the journalist said on The Spurs Chat Podcast: “No at the moment I don’t have any confirmation on that. More than a traditional buy-back clause, from what I’m hearing it’s more of a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs where if they decide to sell Harry Kane in the future, Tottenham will be made aware of the decision.

“This is the discussion that took place between Bayern and Tottenham, but it’s not a traditional buy-back clause where you can go there and put down the money and the player is coming back the following day, I don’t think it’s an automatic clause, but more of a gentleman’s agreement.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no point talking about the buy-back clause or first option for Kane as the striker is not likely to leave Bayern for at least a couple of more years. However, I do see him returning to the Premier League in the future to have a go at Alan Shearer’s record.

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article? Let us know