Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s streak of lies continues.
The Independent reported on April 20 (KST) that “Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy announced on a Tottenham fan forum that a buy-back clause has been inserted into Kane’s contract. ‘There is a buy-back clause,’ Levy said at a fan forum with manager Enzi Postecoglou and captain Son Heung-min,” the Independent reported.
The Daily Mail added: “Levy has sold Kane to Bayern Munich but has mentioned a clause that allows him to be brought back. Kane spent 20 years at Tottenham and was the Premier League’s top scorer for nine consecutive seasons.”
A buy-back clause is the right of a player’s original club to buy him back if his new club matches a certain transfer fee.
Buyout clauses typically have two features: timing and amount. You can’t bring a player back as soon as he’s transferred to a new team, so you have to wait a while before you can trigger the buyback clause.
In particular, the transfer fee itself is set at a certain amount, just like a buyout clause.
The fact that Tottenham has a buyout clause for Kane means that they can bring him back at some point. If the original club triggers the buyout clause and the player doesn’t want to move, it won’t happen, but the existence of the buyout clause makes it possible to envision a scenario where Spurs could bring Kane back.
However, it is still unknown when Kane’s buyout clause will be triggered and how much it will cost.
Kane moved to German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in August. The transfer fee was reportedly £120 million ($209 million), according to local media.
Kane came through the Tottenham youth ranks and has spent all of his career at Spurs except for a loan spell. He developed into a world-class player under Mauricio Pochettino.
He was also linked to Real Madrid after finishing runner-up in the UEFA Champions League. But for Tottenham, Kane is irreplaceable, and he’s a living legend of the club from the youth ranks.
Kane especially wanted to win trophies with Spurs. He signed a new contract with Tottenham to shut down the transfer rumors, but he was not happy about it.
However, after intense negotiations, Kane joined Bayern Munich. “I wanted to be the first to tell the Tottenham fans that I’m leaving the club today, obviously I’m feeling a lot of emotions right now and I’m sad to be leaving Tottenham,” Kane said after the move was finalized. I’ve spent almost 20 years at Tottenham,” he said.
“I went from an 11-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man. I have so many great moments, special memories and memories that I will cherish forever. I would like to thank all my Tottenham teammates, all the coaches, all the managers, all the staff involved over the years, from the uniform officers to the club chef.”
Kane added: “The most important thing was the Tottenham fans. From the moment I put on the shirt, I was a part of you and I did everything I could to make you proud and create so many special moments and memories that will last forever.”
Kane added: “I realized it was the right time to leave. I didn’t want to go into the new season with so many things unresolved, including the future for me. I will never forget all the moments we had together. This is not a goodbye, because I don’t know how things will be in the future, but I am grateful.”
Locally in England, Kane said: “Good luck to everyone at Tottenham. I’m really grateful. It’s not goodbye because I don’t know how things will be in the future in the future, but thank you. I’ll see you soon,” and tied in Levy’s buy-back clause comments to the possibility.
For now, Kane is settling in nicely at Bayern Munich, participating in the Bundesliga and UCL schedule.
Of course, Kane also criticized Tottenham in a recent interview. “The pressure at Bayern Munich is definitely different from Tottenham. At Tottenham, I wanted to win every day, but it wasn’t a disaster if I didn’t win a few games. Since I joined Bayern Munich, we’ve won two games and there’s been talk that we’re not playing well. It’s possible because Bayern Munich is one of the best teams in the world.”
Sky Sports Deutschland’s Florian Plettenberg, who is familiar with the Bayern Munich news, said on January 21: “It is understood that Tottenham do not have a buy-back clause for Kane. It is just matching rights. Bayern Munich must inform Tottenham and chairman Levy as soon as they receive an offer (for Kane).”
The matching right, as Plettenberg explained, gives Tottenham the right of first refusal to sign Kane, rather than Club A, assuming that Club A notifies Tottenham if they try to sign Kane from Munich and Tottenham matches Club A’s offer and Bayern Munich accepts.
This is not a typical buyback clause at all. There is no specific time when the clause is triggered and the amount of money can vary. Crucially, Tottenham are not in a position to make an unconditional offer for Kane if he leaves Munich.
“Tottenham don’t have a traditional buy-back clause for Kane,” says European soccer transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. They only have a ‘matching right’ in case Bayern Munich make an offer. The final decision is up to Kane and Bayern Munich, not Tottenham or any other club.”
As concern grew over Levy’s comments, one of Bayern Munich’s top brass, Christoph Freund, was asked after the UCL match against Manchester United whether Tottenham had a buy-back clause for Kane and replied, “We don’t disclose anything about contractual details.” He declined to comment. He didn’t give an exact quote.
When it became clear that his comments were untrue, Levy changed his tune, saying in an interview published by Bloomberg, “Of course, the details of the contract with Bayern Munich must remain confidential.” 메이저사이트
“If Kane wants to come back to the Premier League one day and wants to come to Tottenham, I would say that we will have the opportunity to bring him back,” he added. Revealing an untrue desire.