Jordan Henderson has completed his move to Al Ettifaq, reuniting with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard in the Saudi Pro League.
The 33-year-old midfielder signed a three-year contract with the club on Wednesday, reportedly for a fee of £12 million.
Henderson spent 12 seasons at Liverpool, winning the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and Carabao Cup. He was also named the club’s captain in 2015.
Gerrard is the manager of Al Ettifaq, and he was instrumental in convincing Henderson to join the club. The two players played together at Liverpool for six seasons, and they have a close friendship.
“I’m really excited to be joining Al Ettifaq and to be working with Steven again,” Henderson said. “I know the club has big ambitions, and I’m looking forward to helping them achieve them.”
Henderson is the latest high-profile player to move to the Saudi Pro League in recent years. Other notable players who have made the move include Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba, and Diego Costa.
The Saudi Pro League is one of the richest leagues in the world, and it is attracting some of the best players in the world. This is good news for the league, as it will help to raise its profile and attract even more fans.
It will be interesting to see how Henderson performs in the Saudi Pro League. He is a talented player, and he will be eager to prove himself in a new league. He will also be hoping to help Al Ettifaq win trophies and achieve their ambitions.