Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed the existence of a buyback clause for Harry Kane.
England captain Kane joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham this summer in a transfer worth more than €100million (£86.4m, $110m), a move which brought to an end the 30-year-old’s 19-year association with the north London club.
Levy, speaking at a fans’ forum for the first time in several years, was asked about the Kane deal and a possible return to Spurs for the striker and confirmed the Premier League side retain a buyback clause as part of the deal.
Kane, who signed a four-year contract at his new club, has enjoyed a fruitful start to his Bayern career, with his first-half header against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday his fourth goal in as many Bundesliga matches.
The former Norwich City loanee, though, did miss out on the chance to win the first trophy of his club career when Bayern lost 3-0 to RB Leipzig in the DFL Supercup last month. Kane appeared as a second-half substitute in that match, which came the same day his move to Bayern was made official.
Kane faces a familiar opponent for his first Champions League match with Bayern, with Manchester United visiting Bavaria to begin the group stage on Wednesday.
United manager Erik ten Hag had made Kane a top priority signing this summer but there was pushback from the club’s scouts and a belief that Levy would never sell to a Premier League rival.
“Over the summer, I know there were some talks between a few clubs in the background,” Kane said on Tuesday about a possible move to United.
“Bayern were a team I was really interested by and excited by. There were not too many other discussions once they came in.
“It was down to Tottenham and Bayern. Manchester (United) are a great club, a really big club, but I decided to come here, really glad I have.
“There is a reason that Bayern Munich brought me to the club. They were eager to get back to winning the Champions League.”
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