Sunderland have announced that former Tottenham defender Dennis Cirkin, who Spurs can buy back for £6m, has signed a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

Cirkin decided to swap the North London club for Sunderland in the summer of 2021 in search of regular first-team opportunities and the left-back has come on leaps and bounds since then.

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The 21-year-old’s displays will not come as a surprise for those at Tottenham as he was quite highly thought of while coming through the ranks at Hotspur Way.

That is why the Lilywhites decided to insert a £6m buy-back clause when they sold the youngster to the Black Cats (The Sun).

Tottenham still have a buy-back clause for Cirkin

The Sunderland Echo have now explained that Tottenham’s buy-back clause is still valid despite Cirkin signing a new deal and that the clause can be activated by the Premier League side until 30 June 2024. 

However, the publication explains that Spurs did not consider re-signing the left-back from the North East last January and the move was never high on the agenda of decision-makers at the club this summer either.

It is alleged that even if Tottenham had decided to activate the clause, Cirkin would have had to agree to return to his former club.

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Cirkin has made the right decision to remain at Sunderland and continue his development.

Should the left-back continue in the same vein, there is no doubt that he would have suitors from the Premier League next summer.

So, the buy-back clause could yet come in handy for the Lilywhites.

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