Overmars would sign De Ligt

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 14: Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match between Ajax and Royal Standard de Liege at Johan Cruyff Arena on August 14, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Marc Overmars says he would sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt “immediately” if he were to work for another club.

Overmars is believed to be one of two men in the frame for Arsenal’s new director of football position, which is to replace the head of recruitment role that Sven Mislintat vacated last month.

De Ligt has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona and Overmars, who is currently working with Ajax, told AS: “For me, De Ligt can play easily on any of the six best teams in the world right now. He has the power, the mentality, the heart.

“If I worked at another club, I would like to sign him immediately.”

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