Jordan Henderson joins Ajax from Al-Ettifaq; terms move a ‘football decision’

Jordan Henderson says his move to Ajax is a “football decision”, adding “sometimes these things don’t work” of his time in the Saudi Pro League.

Henderson only joined Al-Ettifaq in July but had his contract cancelled so he could join the Dutch giants.

He also reiterated his apology to members of the LGBT+ community upset at his move to Saudi Arabia, where same-sex sexual activity is illegal.

“My beliefs haven’t changed and they never will,” said the midfielder.

“I said six months ago that if I offended anyone or if people feel like I let them down then I apologise for that and I’ll apologise again.

“I haven’t changed as a person, I never have.”

Henderson was a prominent supporter of the LGBTQ+ community during his time at Liverpool so received considerable criticism when he left Anfield for Saudi Arabia in the summer.

Photo Courtesy: Ajax Amsterdam
Photo Courtesy: Ajax Amsterdam

He signed a three-year contract, worth a reported £700,000 a week, but left having made just 17 league appearances.

Despite his short stay, the former Sunderland trainee would not criticise the league and said he would not advise players against going.

Source: BBC

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