Arsenal rocked as Eredivisie sporting director prefers Spain return

By | September 15, 2021

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has revealed that he’d choose Barcelona over Arsenal if he were handed the opportunity to return to either team in the future.

Both the Gunners and Blaugrana are believed to be keen on appointing the Dutchman as a director in the future, with the 48-year-old Overmars impressing during his time at de Joden.

Marc has said that he’s open to leaving his current position and would seal Spain return to link up with the Catalan giants if given the choice between them and Arsenal.

“At a certain point the thing is simple: either I continue and stay here at Ajax or we go abroad again as a family,” he told Ajax Life.

“I have let that train pass six times. Both [Arsenal and Barcelona] are interesting [options], but I think my family would choose Spain. We were very comfortable there and I think that I would choose Barcelona.”

Overmars represented the north London outfit as a player between 1997 and 2000 before moving to the La Liga giants, where he spent four years before leaving because of a persistent knee problem.

Meantime, Martin Odegaard has revealed the club’s remarkable ambitions to win the UEFA Champions League “within a couple of years”.

“I think for this season obviously we want to get back to European football. That will be important for us, the players, the club and the fans,” the Norwegian international told Sky Sports News.

“Then hopefully with time, win trophies, Champions League and hopefully win the league within a couple of years.”