Fabrizio Romano has claimed Leeds United target Arne Slot’s representatives are set for talks with Feyenoord to discuss a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Writing on his official Twitter account, he said Slot remains the ‘frontrunner’ for the vacant Spurs job and the agreement of a compensation package will be ‘crucial’ to getting a deal done.
Spurs have been in the market for Antonio Conte’s successor since March with Daniel Levy willing to bide his time to find the right man.
Ryan Mason and Cristian Stellini have both had periods in caretaker charge since Conte’s exit, though neither have enjoyed any sort of success.
Slot won his first league title as a manager this season with Feyenoord and his style of play has won his numerous plaudits from across Europe.
Slot another missed opportunity for Leeds
Leeds pursued Slot strongly back in February to succeed Jesse Marsch and were willing to pay as much as £6 million to prise him from Feyenoord.
Slot was open to the idea of moving to Elland Road but Feyenoord did not want to lose him at such a crucial point in the season, and as such, a move broke down.
With Spurs now doing all they can to prise the 44-year-old to north London, and Leeds on the verge of relegation, it looks like the latest of a long line of missed opportunities for Leeds.
Victor Orta was the master of identifying a promising target but failing to get it over the line but on this occasion it has led to him losing his job.
It was his stubbornness that kept Marsch in a job for so long and had they have sacked him ahead of the World Cup like they should’ve done, maybe Slot would be sat in the dugout in LS11 with Leeds safe from relegation.