ARSENAL icon Marc Overmars will reportedly accept Newcastle’s offer to become their new director of football.
De Telegraaf claims the Ajax chief is ready to agree terms on a lucrative contract with mega-rich Toon following their £300million Saudi takeover.
Overmars is currently tied down to Ajax until 2024 in the same role.
But Newcastle have no qualms about paying hefty compensation to bring the Dutchman back to England.
Journalist Valentijn Driessen told Voetbalpraat: “Overmars will go, I think. If he gets the chance, he goes.
“Overmars has to start in January or February, because he has to put together the squad for the new season.
“And his successor must do that for Ajax.”
It was revealed last week that Newcastle were targeting Overmars to take charge of their transfer business.
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The former Barcelona star had also been linked with a return to Arsenal.
But Overmars is instead looking set to link up with a new boss at St James’ Park.
Graeme Jones is interim gaffer at Newcastle following Steve Bruce’s exit.
And it’s reckoned ex-Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is in line to take charge in the north-east.
Indeed, the former Tottenham target is the bookies’ favourite for the role.
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Fonseca leads a long list of big names including Lucien Favre and Roberto Martinez.
English tacticians Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe are also on the list.
And odds have even been slashed on a dramatic return for Rafa Benitez, who only took charge at Everton this summer.
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