Jordan Henderson ‘leaning towards accepting life-changing’ offer from Al Ettifaq

If Jordan Henderson agrees to join Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq, he stands to earn an incredible amount of money and become one of the highest-paid footballers in the world.

Various reports, including one from The Athletic’s David Ornstein, suggest that Henderson is inclined towards a move to the Saudi Arabian club.

Should a deal be reached between the two clubs, the 33-year-old England international would see his Liverpool salary quadrupled.

Al-Ettifaq, who finished seventh in the Saudi Pro League last season, recently appointed Anfield legend Steven Gerrard as their manager.

Unlike many of their domestic rivals, the Dammam-based outfit currently lacks a high-profile signing.

However, Jordan Henderson is getting closer to becoming their first. Henderson, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and took over the captaincy from Steven Gerrard in 2015, shares a significant mutual respect with the Anfield legend.

After taking the captain’s armband, the midfielder surpassed all expectations and achieved tremendous success.

Jordan Henderson led Liverpool to triumph in various prestigious competitions, including the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Additionally, Henderson’s contributions have been vital and influential for the England national team under the management of Gareth Southgate.

JournalistBen Jacobsreported earlier on Wednesday that Henderson was set to reject a move to Al-Ettifaq because he felt staying at Anfield would increase his chances of making the England squad for Euro 2024.

However, it seems the opportunity to earn an astronomical wage in Saudi Arabia has turned his head.

How much will Jordan Henderson earn at Al-Ettifaq?

Per various sources, including theDaily Mail, Henderson would earn an eye-watering £700,000 a week at Al-Ettifaq. Furthermore, it’s claimed that he would pay no tax in the Middle East.

A tweet from@AnythingLFC_shows the stark difference between Henderson’s current Liverpool contract, and his offer from Al-Ettifaq.

At Liverpool, Henderson currently pockets £7,280,000 a year – which works out as £606,607 a month, £140,000 a week, or £19,945 a day.

Exceptionally good money that most people could only dream of earning, certainly. But it’s about average for a top Premier League footballer.

On the other hand, Henderson stands to earn an insane £36,400,000 a year in Saudi Arabia – which works out as £3,033,333 a month, £700,000 a week, or £99,726 a day.

Remember, Henderson also pays a lot of tax on his current Liverpool salary.

Where would Jordan Henderson rank among the world’s highest-paid players?

Upon completion of the deal, Jordan Henderson would swiftly join the ranks of the world’s highest-paid footballers.

With a weekly salary of £700,000, only Neymar (reportedly earning £950,000 a week), Lionel Messi (reportedly earning £1 million a week), Kylian Mbappe (reportedly earning £1.6 million a week), and Cristiano Ronaldo (reportedly earning a staggering £3.4 million a week) would surpass the earnings of the seasoned midfielder.

Which other footballers have moved to Saudi Arabia?

A host of big-name players have followed Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, including Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Roberto Firmino, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruben Neves.

But Henderson would become the first England international to leave the Premier League for the Saudi Pro League if he decides to reunite with Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq.

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