Jordan Henderson Al-Ettifaq Contract: Salary details revealed

A large topic of conversation across the football transfer world in recent times has been dominated over the future of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. The England international will ‘soon' complete a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, leaving a sizeable gap in the Liverpool midfield.

Henderson has been on the books of Liverpool since signing from his hometown club Sunderland in 2011. In 12 years at Anfield he has achieved many major honours, most notably the Premier League in 2019-20 and the UEFA Champions League in 2018-19.

When thinking about football in Saudi Arabia, money is often the starting point for the average football supporter. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema now play their football in this part of the world and receive big, big money for doing so. One big question on the minds of many is how much will Henderson receive in the form of his salary?

Well, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about Jordan Henderson's impending switch to Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq, starting with his reported wage.

Leicester, England, 15th May 2023. Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture credit should read: Andrew Yates / Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Jordan Henderson Al-Ettifaq Contract: How much will he earn?

The offer on the table from the Saudi Pro League side is £700,000 per week, which is a significant upgrade on the supposed £190,000 (quoted by The Sun) he receives each and every week playing for Premier League side Liverpool.

Financially, it is a no-brainer to accept a vastly improved offer, but in terms of a footballing decision it would likely severely dent Henderson's prospects of playing for England again, where he has gained 77 caps to date.

Jordan Henderson Al-Ettifaq Contract: How long is the contract?

Henderson has been mulling over a three-year contract according to The Daily Mail, something he would not receive anywhere in Europe considering his age. However, clubs in Saudi Arabia are prepared to go above and beyond to attract big-name players to their league, purely to help improve the image and global appeal of the Pro League.

Should Henderson see out his contract at Al-Ettifaq, he would be aged 36 and coming towards the end of his career. It remains to be seen if Henderson would finish his career in this part of the world, or maybe return home to somewhere like Sunderland and see out his footballing days.

Jordan Henderson to Al-Ettifaq: Good move or bad move?

The fact of the matter is that if Henderson wasn't going to receive the huge money that he is, then he would not entertain this move. Jurgen Klopp was seemingly prepared for the new season with Henderson in his thoughts, and this move out of the blue has given the player a decision to make he wouldn't have expected.

The fact he links up again with Steven Gerrard is probably what has swung Henderson's mind in the end. You suspect he would have more reservations about making the switch if Gerrard wasn't in the equation. This may end his career in some way, but the money and Gerrard factor combined looks to have led to Henderson leaving Liverpool for Saudi Arabia.

Also, another big question is who will Liverpool replace Henderson with at Anfield? Emerging reports suggest Klopp already has a shortlist of names in place, check them out here.