If Harry Kane is ever going to return to the Premier League, it seems Tottenham Hotspur may have the advantage in that hypothetical race. That’s because it has emerged that Spurs have a buy-back clause which gives them the first option on their former striker.

After months of speculation over the summer, Tottenham and Harry Kane finally parted ways last month. The England captain joined German giants Bayern Munich in a deal worth an initial £86m (Sky Sports).

Kane leaves behind a great legacy at the North London club, having become Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer earlier this year (GOAL).

He also leaves behind the chance of becoming the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer, too. Kane is currently 47 goals behind Alan Shearer’s long-standing record, though the 30-year-old has insisted that record did not factor into his consideration when deciding to leave Spurs (Football Daily).

If Kane was to ever come back to England to pursue that record, it is likely that there would be a queue of clubs looking at him. Just this summer, both Manchester United (Mirror) and Chelsea (Metro) were linked with the star striker.

Harry Kane

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Spurs have first option on Harry Kane

Now, it has been revealed that Tottenham will have first refusal on Kane if he is ever to look at a return to the Premier League.

Paul Gilmour of Sky Sports broke the news on Wednesday, saying: “Daniel Levy was asked at a fan forum if there is a buy-back clause and he replied, ‘Of course’.

“Now, the information that we have received is that Tottenham essentially have a first option on re-signing Harry Kane if he ever comes back to the Premier League.

“So, it’s something similar to what they had in the Gareth Bale deal. What it means is, if another English club come in with a bid for Harry Kane at any point, and Bayern Munich accept that bid, Tottenham would be given first refusal to match that offer. It would then be up to Kane if would go back to Tottenham.

“However, we are in the early stages of Harry Kane’s career at Bayern, and every indication suggests he will see out that contract. It will certainly be far from his thoughts, right now, I imagine. He is very much focused on those early days and settling into this city and finding his feet in a Bayern shirt.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It would be brilliant to see Kane come back to Spurs one day and maybe break that goalscoring record. Who knows, maybe he could even win a trophy with us before he retires. But, that is all a long way off and we needn’t really think about the idea of a Kane return for a couple of years at least.

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