Amidst reports over recent days suggesting Tottenham are keen on buying Dennis Cirkin back from Sunderland, it is worth noting that it was previously claimed that the Lilywhites have an option to buy the defender back for just £6m.

Cirkin came through the ranks of the Tottenham academy and although he never went on to make a first-team appearance, the left-back was highly rated at the club and was a key member of the club’s Under-18s and Under-21s set-up.

The Irishman left the North London club to join Sunderland in the summer of 2021, and he played a key role in helping the Black Cats win promotion to the Championship last season.

Cirkin has impressed in the Championship for Tony Mowbray’s side so far this season, and The Sun reported on Saturday that the youngster had caught Tottenham’s eye.

However, John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about Tottenham’s youth teams on his social media platform, Lilywhite Rose, remarked back in August 2021 that the buy-back option is worth £6m.

He told Sunderland Echo at the time: “From sources close to the payer (Cirkin), I am told that Spurs have a buyback option of £6m which is valid until 30 June 2024.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Cirkin was very highly thought of at Tottenham and it does not surprise me that the club inserted a buy-back clause while selling him to Sunderland.

I also think that the 20-year-old would be a very good fit for Conte’s system at left centre-back, which might be why the Lilywhites are now considering buying him back.

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