Why Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool exit may be derailed

Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool exit has hit a snag.

101 covered reports on Monday, which claimed Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is edging closer to a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq, where he will rejoin ex-Liverpool star, Steven Gerrard.

However, it appears there is something of a hold up with the potential transfer.

The Daily Mail note that the 33-year-old quickly agreed terms on a sensational £700,000 per week transfer to Al Ettifaq where his former colleague, Steven Gerrard, is now the manager.

It is thought that Henderson was initially reticent about making the move but apparent confirmation that it won’t affect his international ambitions ahead of the 2024 European Championship is likely the reason why the player agreed to the move.

However, with Liverpool apparently insisting on a £20m fee for Henderson and the player’s contract taking up a potential £35m drain on club finances, they are struggling to raise the transfer fee to get the deal done, hence why the deal may take longer than expected despite Henderson already agreeing personal terms.

Should Henderson’s move fall through, he is unlikely to see too much game time next season.

Arsenal dealt double injury blow ahead of new season

Liverpool chief eyeing move for Bundesliga talent

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

Related Content