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Jordan Henderson Leaves Saudi Club Al-Ettifaq for Ajax

Jordan Henderson was one of many players to leave a major European club to head to Saudi Arabia last summer, but he didn’t stay there for too long. Only a few months after leaving Liverpool Al-Ettifaq, Henderson signed a new deal with the Dutch football club Ajax. Henderson made a shocking decision to leave Liverpool after over a decade and made a switch to the Saudi Pro League back in July. He never openly discussed the terms of his deal, but it was reported his contract came with a transfer fee of £12 million. The former Liverpool captain spent just six months with Al-Ettifaq before the Saudi club “mutually agreed to terminate the player’s contract with the club with immediate effect.” It didn’t take long for Henderson to find a new home, and he already signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Dutch powerhouse Ajax. Henderson said that his move to Ajax had “nothing to do with anything but football", and that he's got nothing bad to say about the Saudi league. "I've got full respect for the league and Al-Ettifaq the club and the people over there. They really made me feel welcome. Unfortunately, sometimes these things in life just don't work out, in football and life in general,” said Henderson.