Arsenal have been quick to comment on the growing speculation that Marc Overmars has reached an agreement to rejoin the club at the end of the season.
Reports released on Monday by TuttoMercatoWeb suggested that the 44-year-old was set to leave his position as Director of Football at Ajax following a breakthrough in talks.
Overmars was an influential player during the early years of Arsene Wenger’s Gunners career and having played over 100 games for the club, he knows the values it boasts.
Earlier this year we saw links from reliable sources suggesting Overmars was included on a shortlist of names to take a newly established role at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s chief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, recently stepped down from his post amid a board reshuffle that Ivan Gazidis HAS to get right before Wenger leaves at the end of his contract.
However, according to James Olley of the Evening Standard, officials at Arsenal have assured there has been no agreement reached that would see Overmars join the club in any capacity, pouring doubt into the rumours.
#afc pretty adamant no agreement has been reached for Marc Overmars to join the club in any capacity.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) October 10, 2017
It wouldn’t surprise me if there was nothing in this story because the original source of TuttoMercatoWeb is one of the most unreliable currently on the internet.
But I can see this move going through at some stage because the balance of Overmar’s experience in that role and his knowledge of the club will work well.
During an interview earlier this year the Dutchman stated he has always been in contact with Arsenal due to him being a huge fan of the club – so watch this space!