Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has accepted an offer to move to Saudi Arabia Pro League side Al Ettifaq.
After it was revealed that the 33-year-old was set to meet with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp today, Henderson has now given the green light to a move that will potentially quadruple his current wages at Anfield.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson set for Saudi switch
As confirmed by Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano, Henderson has agreed to a verbal offer from Steven Gerrard’s new side with a deal now dependent on the two clubs agreeing on a fee with the Reds who are not prepared to let their club captain leave on a free transfer whilst being under contract for another two seasons.
🚨 BREAKING: Jordan Henderson has accepted Al Ettifaq proposal. There’s verbal agreement in principle. Contract agreed.
Deal now depends on Liverpool and Al Ettifaq discussing on the fee, no chance to let him leave for free 🇸🇦
Hendo spoke to Klopp today and there’s green light. pic.twitter.com/wJ2CyaHu60
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2023
However, Henderson’s move will likely cause controversy among Liverpool’s LGBTQI+ community and fans, for whom the club captain has been one of the most vocal players to be in support of, with homosexuality being illegal in Saudi Arabia.