With much talk around the futures of Mikel Arteta and Edu, names are starting to be linked with both jobs and, in Marc Overmars, there is a name at the top of one of the piles.
Currently sporting director at Ajax, Marc Overmars gets linked with Arsenal all the time due to his playing days with the club, but they aren’t the only one of his former teams who could be on the lookout for a new sporting director. Barcelona could also said to be interested.
When it was put to Overmars that both his old clubs were possibly interested in him, he was pretty clear with his answer which he’d prefer.
“At a certain point the thing is simple: either I continue and I stay here in Ajax or we go abroad again as a family,” Overmars told Mundo Deportivo. “I have let that train pass six times.
“They are both interesting. I think my family would choose Spain. We lived there very comfortably. And I think they would also choose Barcelona.”
All of this is, of course, completely hypothetical.
Neither Arsenal nor Barcelona are trying to hire him at present but it’s worth bearing at mind that, should Arsenal ever give him a call one day, they’d most likely be worried about him leaving for Spain should Barcelona decide to do the same.