Speculation is growing as veteran English footballer Jordan Henderson, who made his name in a 12-year-long stint with Liverpool before moving to Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia, is reportedly seeking a move away from the Saudi Arabian team despite only racking up six months and earning 18 million pounds. According to Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport, the midfielder is twirling dreams of a move to Juventus.
Henderson took the leap to Al-Ettifaq last summer, lured by an attractive proposal set forth by the club coached by Steven Gerrard, however, reports indicate he’s already grown weary of the wealthy Saudi Arabian club. The player’s potential move to The Old Lady falls under the category of an immediate addition of experience to a department that is currently lacking the likes of Paul Pogba and Fagioli, according to Juventus head-coach Allegri who would only add a new face to his steadfast group if it was either an exceptional coup or the player instantly brought experience to the team.
The 33-year old Henderson, with eight titles, 431 Premier League appearances, 76 in European cups and 81 caps for England national team, all to his name, could potentially fill the gap of much-needed experience. Current highs and lows in the Saudi Pro League, where his team, the Al-Ettifaq, is presently ranked eighth, could also risk his place in the build-up to Euro 2024.
With a potential transfer to Juventus looming, it is currently unclear if a deal will be struck but fans will be watching closely as the January transfer window approaches. The former Reds captain may indeed soon be donning the black-and-white jersey, should the conditions for a transfer meet Allegri’s stipulated requirements.
As always, we’ll keep you updated with any new developments, here at BBC Sports.