Report: Kane can buy himself out of Spurs contract using Webster Ruling

Harry Kane
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The Sun have reported that Harry Kane can technically buy himself out of his Tottenham contract using something called the Webster Ruling.

The report starts by claiming Kane informed Spurs of his intention to leave as early as May but Daniel Levy has remained adamant Tottenham do not want to sell to a rival.

Article 17 of the Webster Ruling reportedly allows players who signed a contract before the age of 28 to buy themselves out of the deal, but only if they signed it three or more years ago.

Kane signed his six-year contract in 2018 at age 24, meaning he has now served over three years of the deal.

However, there are various issues with this, as the contract still has around £40m on it, for starters. The report also claims it is likely that Spurs would tortious interference and inducement, meaning Kane could be sued if he tried to enforce Article 17.

Therefore, while this exit route exists, it is highly unlikely.

Spurs Web Opinion:

There is no chance that any of this will happen. I still believe that Kane could leave this summer, but only if Man City come in with an offer of around £150m. All of this fuss is pointless without a bid.

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  1. I love the way millions of £ get bandied about like chocolate biscuits! It seems like only 4 weeks ago everyone was talking about there being no money because of the pandemic.


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