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Liverpool are actually pricing Jordan Henderson out of Saudi Pro League move

Liverpool are actually pricing Jordan Henderson out of Saudi Pro League move

Despite the huge money available in Saudi Arabia, it looks like the Reds could be holding out for too much for their captain.

Jordan Henderson may be the first player who is too expensive for the Saudi Pro League, with Al Ettifaq struggling to meet Liverpool's price tag.

It's been a heavy summer of movement from Europe to the Middle East thanks to Saudi Arabia's new found interest in signing some of football's biggest names.

There's few bigger than signing Cristiano Ronaldo and current Ballon d'Or holder Karim Benzema of course but they are continuing to find more targets.

Henderson seems to be top of that list currently, with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard wanting to bring the midfielder to his new job.

It might seem ludicrous to imagine the captain of one of the world's biggest clubs considering a move to the Gulf state but that's the situation we're in.

The England star is reportedly leaning towards a move in which he's set to increase his wages to a ridiculous £700,000-a-week.

According to some he's already agreed the deal to move, despite coming in for criticism from a fan group, and is just waiting for the clubs to agree a fee.

However according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool want £20 million for the 33-year-old and Al Ettifaq aren't willing to pay that much.

Fabrizio Romano added that the buying club were initially convinced they'd be able to sign the player for free but that is clearly not the case.

Henderson and Gerrard could soon be reunited. Image: Getty
Henderson and Gerrard could soon be reunited. Image: Getty

Whilst there is huge money available in Saudi Arabia right now, Al Ettifaq are not one of the four clubs owned by the country's Public Investment Fund.

The Newcastle United owners bought the biggest clubs in the country last month which sparked much of this summer's spending in the transfer window.

Despite that they're still said to be offering huge amounts of money to Henderson for his wages and it's the same for Gerrard.

One report has claimed that the failed Aston Villa manager has become one of the best paid gaffers in world football since his move.

If Henderson's move is done on the wages being reported then he would find himself in the top 10 best paid players as well.

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Topics: Football, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Liverpool, Transfers, Premier League, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League