Jordan Henderson and Fabinho’s sudden move to Saudi Arabia. Al-Ettifaq, with Steven Gerrard as manager, was eager to land the Liverpool captain, and while his first offer was turned down, he presented a huge offer a second time and reached a personal agreement.
The club seemed confident of acquiring him without a transfer fee due to the termination of his contract, and without being able to make a formal offer to Liverpool, who demanded £20m, the English midfielder is currently attending the club’s training camp in Germany.
However, a trip to the Middle East may finally be in full swing. According DaveOCKOP, Al-Ettifaq is expected to submit a formal offer in the next few days, increasing the likelihood of a club-to-club agreement being reached.
The 33-year-old midfielder, who is expected to play a role similar to that of James Milner last season instead of his previous regular role in the new season, has decided to go to the Middle Eastern club because of the guaranteed opportunities and the attractive salary of 700,000 pounds a week. He has also informed coach Jurgen Klopp of his intention.
However, the player is under pressure to review his salary and is reportedly trying to raise the transfer fee by lowering his weekly salary. Although no specific amount of money has been given, the former Sunderland midfielder’s feelings are unwavering.
If the reports are true, the former Sunderland midfielder will soon return to Liverpool from Germany to prepare for his move.
Will we see the veteran midfielder playing in the Saudi Professional League next season instead of at Anfield…?