German journalist sheds light on clause that could help Spurs re-sign Harry Kane

Bild journalist Christian Falk has revealed that Tottenham has a have a right of first refusal to re-sign Harry Kane from Bayern Munich when the striker eventually decides to leave Bavaria.

Kane has had an outstanding start to life at Bayern, having scored 22 times and provided seven assists in 17 appearances across all competitions so far (Transfermarkt).

The England captain looks on course to break all sorts of records this season and he will also be hoping to win the first piece of silverware of his career, with Thomas Tuchel’s men expected to win the Bundesliga and installed as one of the early favourites for the Champions League.

Daniel Levy revealed back in September that Spurs do have a buy-back clause for Kane but he provided no additional detail on the nature of the clause (Evening Standard).

However, it was subsequently reported by The Daily Mail that the centre-forward may not consider a return to his boyhood as his relationship with Levy had soured during the summer due to the way the Spurs chairman dragged his feet on the transfer.

Harry Kane
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Tottenham can match any offer for Harry Kane

Falk has explained that the clause that exists in the contract would allow Tottenham to match any offer that Bayern accept for Kane in the future.

The journalist told CaughtOffside: “Harry Kane is feeling very happy in Munich, he’s found his house and will be doing much better when his family is with him.

“His needs are being fulfilled, everyone admires him, his teammates love him because of his behaviour. He’s doing so well in the team.

“There is, as I’ve previously mentioned, a ‘matching right’, which allows Tottenham the right of first refusal should Kane move away from Munich at some point in the future. However, I don’t think there’s a chance at the moment of an early exit from Munich, as he’s only at the beginning of his career at Bayern.

“He wants to win titles at Munich. For him, it’s a big move to leave Tottenham and England but now he’s done it he’s aware of the many advantages that are available to him.

“He certainly has a bit more freedom when he’s out of the house; the people of Munich are very respectful and he can [live] a little bit more easily.

“He’s not as central in the focus as he was in England. I don’t think there are any thoughts on his end of leaving Bayern Munich in the next few years.”

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This right to match for Kane is irrelevant for the time being as it is unlikely that the striker would consider leaving the Bundesliga for at least three years. 

If and when he is ready to return to the Premier League, it remains to be seen if Spurs would be willing to spend big to re-sign a 34-year-old or 35-year-old Kane.

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