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Premier League club target former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson

Published: Updated: 14:45, 10 Jan 2024
After struggling to adjust to middle-east culture, Jordan Henderson is looking for a way out of Saudi Arabia

Premier League club, Newcastle United, is reportedly contemplating the signing of ex-Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. The experienced midfielder has expressed dissatisfaction with his current stint in Saudi Arabia and is considering a return to England's Premier League.

In 2023, Saudi Arabia witnessed a recruitment drive reminiscent of the Chinese Super League's massive talent acquisition nearly ten years prior. Clubs invested heavily to attract some of Europe's biggest names to their teams, offering them lucrative contracts.

Jordan Henderson was among those who left Liverpool for Al Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia. There he joined former Reds Steven Gerrard and Georginio Wijnaldum. However, with his team currently struggling in eighth place with only 25 points from 19 matches, Henderson is eager for a change.

Newcastle looking for midfield reinforcements

The arrival of Henderson can provide the midfield with needed experience and fill the void caused by injuries.

Newcastle United has been grappling with significant challenges due to player unavailability that has led them into a rough patch. They have lost seven out of their last ten games across all competitions and are currently ninth in the Premier League standings.

The Magpies are missing several midfielders including Joe Willock, Sandro Tonali and Elliott Anderson which has prompted them to seek replacements urgently. With his extensive Premier League experience and knowledge, Jordan Henderson could be an invaluable addition to their squad at this critical juncture.

According to reports, internal discussions about signing the seasoned midfielder are already underway within Newcastle United management circles. Despite being regular on-field for Al Ettifaq this season with four assists in 17 Saudi Pro League matches under his belt; it appears that Henderson’s potential exit might adversely impact Al Ettifaq’s chances of finishing within top four ranks this season.

Henderson's potential move back home would not only bolster Newcastle United's midfield but also bring a wealth of experience to the team. As sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts keenly watch these developments, it remains to be seen if this potential signing will materialize and how it could reshape the dynamics of Premier League football.

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