Arne Slot 'AGREES' to join Tottenham with his agent set for Feyenoord showdown talks as his release clause is revealed | The Sun
ARNE SLOT has said "yes" to joining Tottenham this summer, according to reports.
The Dutchman is now the favourite to land the Spurs gig as successor to Antonio Conte.
Slot, 44, won the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord this term.
According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, agent Rafaela Pimenta has been in talks with Spurs, and has indicated that her client would like to move to North London this summer.
The Feyenoord boss is likely to cost around £6million to prise away from the Eredivisie club.
Slot reportedly earns around £1.7m a year with the Dutch side and could receive a significant salary increase in the Premier League.
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Feyenoord are desperate to keep their manager ahead of a return to the Champions League next term.
General manager Dennis te Kloese told ESPN over the weekend: "[Slot] still has a contract for two years. That has been said before and we have not been approached by any club.
"It is up to Arne to say something about that [his future]. But for us there is no ambiguity about it. We assume that he will remain the trainer of Feyenoord."
Pimenta is set for talks with Te Kloese on Wednesday – when Slot's outcome could become more clear.
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Commenting on his own future, Slot said: "Everyone needs clarity quickly. "I [rejected] Leeds in the winter and now I’m staying or leaving.
"My departure can also be good for the club, but if there is no dream club then I will stay.
"In football it is commonplace that you talk to clubs. I am not saying that I have done it now, but it is not forbidden that I talk to other clubs."
Slot joined Feyenoord in 2021, having began his managerial career with AZ Alkmaar.
He has subsequently impressed at De Kuip, beating Ajax and PSV to the Eredivisie title this term.
Julian Nagelsmann had been the early front-runner for the Spurs job, only for the North Londoners to rule him out of proceedings.
Last week it was reported that Tottenham had narrowed their search down to Slot and former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.
While conducting their new manager hunt, Spurs are also after a director football to replace Fabio Paratici.
Brentford's Lee Dykes has been linked with the role, as well as former Bayer Leverkusen transfer chief Tim Steidten.
Tottenham have lost five of their last seven matches and sit eighth in the Premier League table.
Should Aston Villa match their final day result, Spurs will miss out on European football for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign.
Tottenham travel to relegation-threatened Leeds, while Villa are set to host Brighton.
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