Jordan Henderson’s Saudi journey appears to be ending soon and unexpectedly, as new reports suggest that the England international has agreed with his Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq to leave the club and is reportedly ready to sign with Dutch giants Ajax.
To ensure that there won’t be a transfer fee linked with his departure, Henderson and Al Ettifaq are reported to be going through the proper procedures to complete the termination of the original three-year deal he signed this past summer.
🚨⚪️🔴 Jordan Henderson, set to travel to Amsterdam before the weekend to complete Ajax move.
All parties are working to iron out final details of the contract today.
Medical being prepared, waiting on approval to proceed.
⏳ After story revealed last week, deal almost there. pic.twitter.com/JZ8X8nhQtu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2024
The English midfielder has shown signs of unhappiness in recent weeks, with stories of him missing training sessions and his family struggling to adjust to life in Saudi Arabia.
Henderson moved to Saudi Arabia less than six months ago, leaving Anfield for a low £12 million to reunite with his old colleague, Liverpool icon and current Al Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard.
Earlier talking about his transfer to Al Ettifaq, Henderson said,“I wanted something that would excite me. But it needed to be something that I felt as though I could add value in and do and try something new — a new challenge and for different reasons.
He added, “And this opportunity with Stevie (Gerrard) in a totally different league and totally different culture was something completely different, that maybe it would excite us in terms of the project that was put in front of us, in terms of the league and using my experience to try to help with that in many different areas and feeling that people value.”