Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has explained that the club's «buy-back clause» for striker Harry Kane is actually more of a first refusal.
Levy excited fans earlier this week with the claim that Spurs secured a clause in their negotiations with Bayern Munich, who signed Kane for £86.4m during the summer transfer window.
Since then, however, reports have emerged suggesting Spurs' clause is not necessarily a buy-back option but rather one which would allow them to match any bid Bayern choose to accept from a Premier League side further down the line.
Levy has now confirmed as much, telling : «If Harry, one day, wants to come back to the Premier League and he wants to come to Tottenham, we would have the ability to repurchase him.
»Harry was a great servant to the club, an amazing player, someone that came from our academy, but you can’t look into the future. Who knows?"
Should Spurs ever trigger their option in future, the final decision over a return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would rest with Kane.
When Kane confirmed his move away from Spurs earlier this summer, he made a point of leaving the door open to a return to England's top flight.
«It's not a goodbye because you never know how things will pan out in the future, but it's a thank you and I'll see you soon,» he said.
A return to the Premier League may be of interest to Kane, who would almost certainly have become the leading scorer in league history if he had opted to stay with Spurs for a few more seasons.
Kane departed England on 213 goals, 47 behind all-time leader Alan Shearer. Having found the back of the net 30 times in the Premier League last season, Kane is perhaps two full seasons away from making the honour his own.
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