Tottenham Hotspur are keen to re-sign former academy prospect Dennis Cirkin, a year after allowing him to move to Sunderland.

According to The Sun, Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing back former academy starlet Dennis Cirkin from Sunderland.

The youngster came through the ranks at Hotspur Way before being Tottenham allowed him to move on in the summer of 2021. Cirkin did not just get his big break with the Black Cats but has also thrived at the Stadium of Light.

Cirkin has made 49 appearances for the Tyneside club, securing two assists in the process. A left-back, he is capable of also doing a job as a centre-back. This versatility could see him thrive on the left side of the 3-5-2 under Antonio Conte.

With the January transfer window a couple of months away, the north Londoners will keep close tabs on Cirkin’s progress. Tottenham have been busy in recent months regarding recruitment and have already brought in several players.

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Ryan Sessegnon, Ben Davies and Ivan Perisic are all capable of playing at left wing-back and represent better options for Conte in the role. More so, Tottenham have already agreed to a deal for Udinese wing-back Destiny Udogie, who will arrive in London next summer. Bringing back Cirkin is unlikely to see the youngster secure much gametime at the N-17.

Tottenham might have other plans, as they can re-sign him and then flip him to a rival. Just how much profit they are looking to make from such a transaction is unclear. Given that they were the ones to let him go last summer, Spurs have only themselves to blame.

A return to Tottenham does not bode well for Cirkin, who is a regular for the Black Cats. There is no substitute for regular senior playing time, and he is getting his fill of it at Sunderland. Sacrificing it at this moment in time to return to London for an uncertain role would be foolhardy.

The 20-year-old left-back is still developing his game and has come leaps and bounds at the Stadium of Light. He will be better off staying put and further refining his style for a season or two. When the time comes to eventually move on, Cirkin will have no shortage of options should he develop as intended. Returning to a club that undervalued him would be a backwards step at this point in his career.

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