Left-back nets a brace amidst reports of Tottenham’s £6m buy-back clause

Dennis Cirkin continues to go from strength to strength this season, with the left-back netting a brace in Sunderland’s win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, which is only likely to intensify talks of Tottenham buying him back.

Cirkin was thought of very highly while coming through the ranks of the Spurs academy and he deiced to swap the North London club for Sunderland in the summer of 2021 in search of regular first-team opportunities. 

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Not only did the left-back play a crucial role in helping the Black Cats win promotion to the Championship last season but he has also been one of the club’s most consistent performers in the English second tier so far this campaign.

Some reports suggested last year that Tottenham could activate the £6m buy-back clause to bring the defender back to the club (The Sun).

Reporting in January, The Sunderland Echo revealed that the clause could be activated until 2024 but added that Spurs do not have any plans to do so at the moment.

However, the North London club could soon change their mind if Cirkin keeps delivering the kind of performances he did at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The 21-year-old scored twice in the second half to help Sunderland come from behind to win 2-1, a result which sees Tony Mowbray’s side move into the playoff spots.

Watch the highlights of the game below:

Spurs Web Opinion

Cirkin, in many respects, would have been ideal for Antonio Conte’s set up as I see left centre-back in a back three as his best position.

Having said that, the 21-year-old might have not got any opportunities had he stayed as the Italian is certainly not known to trust young, inexperienced players.

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