Marc Overmars has been linked to Newcastle United recently, but some in the Dutch media are urging him to wait for interest from Arsenal.

AMSTERDAM Ajax technical director Marc Overmars during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Emmen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 2, 2021 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ANP MAURICE VAN STEEN Dutch Eredivisie 2020 2021 xVIxANPxSportx xxANPxIVx 430942719
Ajax technical director Marc Overmars during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Emmen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 2, 2021 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ANP MAURICE VAN STEEN Dutch Eredivisie 2020 2021 VI ANP Sport / ANP IV

A recent report from the Mirror suggested former Arsenal player and current Ajax director of football Marc Overmars was in talks with intermediaries over a potential move to Newcastle United.

The claim was that the intermediaries had sounded out Overmars and head coach Erik ten Hag, informing them they’d be given the resources to turn Newcastle’s fortunes around. Overmars was said to be interested.

But Voetbal International editor Freek Jansen thinks Overmars would be better off staying with Ajax for a while longer, before moving on to Arsenal or Barcelona when the time is right.

“I also have the feeling that Overmars is in such a good place now, together with Edwin van der Sar and Ten Hag,” Jansen said. “If he can do this and he can take another step, then think of Arsenal or Barcelona.

“There will be more beautiful clubs than Newcastle United for Overmars and Ten Hag.”

Overmars obviously has connections at Arsenal and Barcelona due to his playing days at the two clubs, and if he keeps doing a good job with Ajax then you never know what might happen in the future.

But Newcastle are obviously going to be keen to make some big moves in the coming months, and they may well continue to try and tempt Overmars away.

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