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Jordan Henderson joins Ajax from Saudi club Al-Ettifaq

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Jordan Henderson joins Ajax from Saudi club Al-Ettifaq

Jordan Henderson officially completed his transfer with Dutch club Ajax after terminating his contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ettifaq.

Henderson, a 33-year-old English midfielder, spent less than six months with Al-Ettifaq after he reportedly signed a three-year contract worth £700,000 a week in July.

“I’m sad to say that I will be leaving Al Ettifaq with immediate effect,” Henderson wrote on social media.

“It wasn’t an easy decision but one that I feel is best for me and my family.”

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the club and the fans for all the support during my time. I really felt the love from day one. I’ll keep watching and hoping for your success. Good luck for the future.”

Henderson, who left Liverpool last summer in a £12m deal, reportedly failed to settle in Saudi due to family reasons, as well as difficulties in adjusting to the humid climate.

The deal with Al-Ettifaq came after linking up with ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who recently signed an extension as Al-Ettifaq manager until 2027.

Henderson, a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community during his time at Anfield, was criticized for moving to Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. He was booed during his first game back in England following his transfer.

Ajax is currently in fifth place, 23 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven. Henderson will await his international clearance before settling with the Dutch Club.

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