The former Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, is reportedly considering a move away from Al-Ettifaq, the Saudi Arabian club he joined six months ago, according to the Corriere dello Sport. Henderson has reportedly grown tired of the Saudi football scene, despite having earned a staggering 18 million in his first half a year at the club.
The 33-year-old is now said to be willing to join Juventus, a club dreaming of “concrete” achievements, as opposed to the “fragile golden bridges” being built in Saudi Arabia. Henderson’s potential move is considered calmly by the Italian champions, mindful of the team’s needs following the loss of Pogba and Fagioli.
Juventus manager Allegri reportedly listed two conditions to the club’s board for accepting an external addition to his “granitic group”, as Corriere dello Sport reports. Allegri would welcome an outsider if it would be an exceptional catch or an immediate addition of experience within a department missing Pogba and Fagioli.
A seasoned player like Henderson, who has eight titles, 431 Premier League games, 76 European cups, and 81 national team caps to his name, will make a good match for Juventus’ current needs. However, his current form is a worry as the midfielder’s performances in the Saudi Pro League have been inconsistent, with his team only ranking eighth. These erratic performances might lead to Henderson losing his place in the national team ahead of Euro 2024.