Feyenoord are growing ‘increasingly resigned’ to losing Leeds United managerial target Arne Slot to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
That is according to Sky Sports, who claim he is a leading contender to replace Antonio Conte as the club’s permanent manager, with concern continuing to build he will move to Spurs.
Slot has established himself as one of the most promising managers in Europe this season after guiding Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title.
The 44-year-old’s attractive style of football has won him numerous suitors and Spurs are looking to jump ahead of the chasing pack by appointing him in the coming weeks.
Feyenoord ‘resigned’ to losing Slot
Feyenoord are reportedly willing to offer Slot a new deal worth £2.5 million a year in order to tempt him to stay and ward off interest from Spurs, but their hopes are beginning to fade.
Back in February, Leeds attempted to appoint Slot as Jesse Marsch’s successor and were even willing to pay between £5 and £6 million to do so.
Slot was keen to make the switch to Elland Road but Feyenoord refused to let him depart at a critical point of the season, which may well be the end of Leeds’ hopes of appointing him.
The fact Slot was so open to moving to Leeds at a time when they were under severe relegation pressure could well be a telling indicator of where his future lays.
Spurs have endured a disappointing campaign both in Europe and domestically this term and are in desperate need of some fresh attacking impetus from a new manager.
That said, the north London side are still seen as one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League and given Slot has never managed outside of his home country, it is hard to see him turning down the chance to move to Spurs.