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Feeder Club Agreement Between Tottenham & Roda JC Breaks Down

Spurs talks with Dutch side falls through.

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Talks between Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch side Roda JC to link up as feeder clubs have broken down over the weekend, the Mirror reports.

The White Heart Lane outfit had been hoping to set up an agreement with their own Eredivisie club in a similar deal to the one Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem have in place, but will now have to continue their search after negotiations broke down at a late stage.

Chairman Daniel Levy and Sporting Director Franco Baldini are on the lookout to tie up an overseas partnership that would enable them to loan out youngsters for first-team action, and the Kerkrade club were favourites to sign an agreement.

However, Vitesse’s deal with Chelsea has sparked much debate in the Netherlands, with many criticising the club for their over reliance on the Blues’ stars.

Roda Technical Director Leon Vlemmings insisted that the scrutiny that Vitesse are facing has nothing to do with his club’s decision to back out of talks.

“If you can do it to your advantage, you should do it, but we must first consider what we want to be and whether it fits within our own strategy.

“First we must make our own house as strong as it can be.”

Spurs already have a similar deal in place with League One side Swindon Town, but had been hoping to link up with a club on the continent to give their fringe players a higher standard of football.

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