Sunderland Echo have revealed that Tottenham do have a buy-back clause for Dennis Crikin which can be activated up until 2024 but claim that the Lilywhites do not have any plans on activating the clause for the moment.
Dennis Cirkin has thrived since his switch to the Stadium of Light in 2021, playing a key role in Sunderland‘s’ promotion to the Championship last season.
However, his dreams of playing in the Premier League next season were squashed as the Black Cats were unable to overcome Luton Town in the playoff semifinal.
Sunderland Echo now explain that there is still a chance that Crikin might play Premier League football as Tottenham have the option to buy the defender back for £6m, which is valid until June 30, 2024.
However, it is explained that despite suggestions to the contrary by other outlets, the North London club did not show interest in activating the clause during the January transfer window and have no plans on bringing their youth product back to the club this summer.
The report also states that should Spurs not take up this buy-back option and the player moves elsewhere for a fee, they would be entitled to a percentage of profit on any subsequent sale.
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Staying at Sunderland for at least one more season and getting regular football under his belt would be ideal for Cirkin’s development.
Spurs could perhaps consider activating the defender’s buy-back clause in January or next summer if the 21-year-old continues his impressive upward trajectory in the North East.