Ajax keen on Jordan Henderson as he explores options to leave Saudi Arabia

<span>Photograph: Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images

Ajax are keen to sign the former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson if he is allowed to leave Al-Ettifaq this month. He is exploring options to return to Europe less than six months after his controversial move from Anfield to Saudi Arabia.

Several clubs are interested but Al‑Ettifaq have not yet indicated whether they are willing to let Henderson go. They signed him on a lucrative three-year contract to play under his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, whose stint as head coach has not started successfully.

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Al-Ettifaq are eighth in the Saudi Pro League, 28 points off the top. Henderson has started 17 of their 19 league matches. He has continued to be selected by England in the buildup to Euro 2024 but has been booed by some fans since his move to Saudi Arabia.