Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing their former left-back Dennis Cirkin, according to The Sun.
The 20-year-old left north London to join Sunderland last summer for an undisclosed fee and helped the Black Cats to secure promotion to the Championship (Chronicle Live).
The report claims that Tottenham will continue to watch the defender in the build up to the January transfer window and could even look to bring him back to the club, only to sell him on to a rival.
Cirkin was on the bench in Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at Swansea City yesterday having only just recovered from a thigh injury that kept him sidelined for the previous four matches (transfermarkt).
Cirkin had many admirers at Tottenham but would face a tough battle for regular first-team football given the presence of Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic, with further competition arriving next summer in the form of Destiny Udogie from Udinese.