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Liverpool attain settlement with Feyenoord for Slot compensation – sources


Liverpool have moved a step nearer to appointing Arne Slot as supervisor at Anfield after reaching an settlement with Dutch membership Feyenoord for the extremely rated coach, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Slot, 45, confirmed on Thursday that he was eager to maneuver to Liverpool after being recognized because the Premier League crew’s most popular candidate to interchange Jurgen Klopp, who’s stepping down on the finish of the season after 8½ years in cost.

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And sources have mentioned that the 2 golf equipment have now sealed a compensation deal for Slot, who has two years left to run on his contract with the Eredivisie facet.

Feyenoord had been holding out for a £9 million ($11.25m) deal for Slot and, though a determine has but to be confirmed publicly, a settlement has been reached, leaving Liverpool free to barter a contract with Slot.

Liverpool opened talks with Feyenoord on Wednesday for Slot, who signed a three-year contract final yr after guiding the Rotterdam-based membership to the Eredivisie title. The previous AZ Alkmaar coach rejected gives from Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur to commit his future to Feyenoord.

However talking to ESPN Netherlands forward of Thursday’s Eredivisie sport in opposition to Go Forward Eagles, Slot mentioned he needed to take the chance to maneuver to the Premier League with Liverpool.

“The one factor I can say about it’s that the golf equipment are in negotiations,” Slot mentioned. “And then you definately sit within the ready room and look ahead to what’s going to come out.

“It appears clear to me that I want to go to Liverpool. Now I am ready to see whether or not the golf equipment attain an settlement. I am very assured in that.”

Slot emerged because the main contender for the Liverpool job after Xabi Alonso’s choice to stay at Bayer Leverkusen and a cooling within the Premier League membership’s curiosity in Sporting CP coach Rúben Amorim.

Requested about his potential successor on Friday, Klopp was stuffed with reward for Slot.

“I like the best way his crew play soccer,” he instructed a information convention. “All of the issues I heard about him as a man, a great man, some individuals I do know know him; I do not know him but, however some individuals inform me that he is a very good man, and I like that lots.

“Good coach, good man — wanting ahead for the membership if he’s the answer.”