Liverpool to cash-in on 'concrete interest' for Jordan Henderson

Liverpool are set to cash-in on 'concrete interest' in their former captain, Jordan Henderson. The player moved to Saudi Arabia last summer.

Jordan Henderson doesn't appear to want to remain in Saudi Arabia much longer. The midfielder moved to Al-Ettifaq last summer in a highly controversial move that outright angered many fans.

Henderson signed a massive contract with the Saudi Pro League side, leaving Liverpool after 12 years. It was reported last week, however, that he no longer thought that massive contract was worth it - and he wants out.

Fabrizio Romano now claims that 'several clubs are keen' on the former Reds captain. He only names one, though - Ajax. They're apparently showing 'concrete interest' in a January transfer.

90min say similar, also naming Ajax. They also make it clear that this will be a complicated one, as Al-Ettifaq will only make any sort of profit here if they sell for £20m.

That's because of the initial fee (£4m, says the report), combined with the wages they've paid out and the fact that Liverpool are owed a percentage of any sale. The Reds could cash-in on that clause this month, then.

Above all, though, Al-Ettifaq don't particularly want to sell Henderson. He's their marquee summer signing and the on everything is built around - moving him on complete changes their 'project'.

But if Henderson essentially demands a move, the suggestion is that he'll be granted it. The several interested clubs make it increasingly likely that Al-Ettifaq could get a substantial price, too, but it will depend on who exactly those clubs are.

After all, Henderson is now 33 and will be 34 at the end of the season. He's not a long-term investment for anyone and that makes £20m, or thereabouts, a pretty steep price to pay.

Liverpool will be hoping it's in that ballpark, though - the more he goes for, the more bonus cash they'll make.

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