The Sunderland Echo have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to trigger the buy-back clause for Dennis Cirkin at the moment but add that the situation could change in the future. 

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 18 months ago in search of regular first-team opportunities. 

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The 20-year-old’s decision has proven to be the right one as he helped the Black Cats to win promotion to the Championship last season and has been one of the club’s most consistent performers in the English second tier so far this campaign.

Some reports back in October suggested that Spurs could activate the £6m buy-back clause to bring the defender back to the club (The Sun).

The Sunderland Echo have now revealed that Tottenham could activate the clause until the summer of 2024 but they state that the Lilywhites are not considering doing so at the moment.

The report adds that even if Spurs activate the clause, the player himself would have to agree to the deal, which he might not, given how well he is developing at the Stadium of Light.

However, the publication explains that should another Premier League club come in with a big-money bid for Cirkin, Tottenham could decide to buy him back and sell him on for a profit.

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Cirkin would have been a natural fit at left centre-back in Conte’s system but the Italian is not a manager who is willing to trust unproven, young players. So, it is unlikely that he would have gotten many opportunities had he stayed at Spurs.

If the 20-year-old keeps developing at the pace he has been over the past 12 months, it will not be long before we see him in the Premier League.

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