Liverpool’s Pursuit of Arne Slot Could Benefit Both Chelsea and Arsenal

Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim had been considered the favorite to take over at Liverpool after they were rejected by Xabi Alonso from Bayer Leverkusen. However, Amorim’s future is likely to be the subject of intense speculation as he has been linked with other top-level European clubs.

At 39, Amorim is on the verge of guiding his current club to the Primeira Liga title, with Sporting seven points clear of Benfica with four games remaining. On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel’s similarities to Amorim may bring the Portuguese manager into the frame if Mauricio Pochettino departs PSG this summer.

For Arsenal, the benefits of Slot taking charge at Anfield are likely to come in the player transfer market rather than in the managerial aspect. The potential departure of Feyenoord’s 45-year-old coach, who has won the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup, may lead to a player exodus.

Arsenal has been linked with Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez, providing a potential solution to their striker issue due to Gabriel Jesus’s misfiring form. Additionally, Mikel Arteta has reportedly targeted Feyenoord midfielder Quinten Timber, the twin brother of defender Jurrien, who has excelled under Slot.

Timber, at 22, has already been capped by Holland at the international level. Unlike Gimenez, whose contract with Feyenoord lasts for three more years, Timber’s deal expires in 2026.

This could increase the likelihood of him joining his sibling in north London if Arsenal makes a move in the next transfer window.

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