Ajax confirm signing of Jordan Henderson as Al-Ettifaq terminate midfielder’s contract | Football

Henderson returns to European football after just six months (Picture: Getty)

Ajax have confirmed the signing of Jordan Henderson with the England midfielder joining the Dutch giants on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The former Liverpool captain joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq in the summer in a hugely controversial transfer.

He returns to Europe after just six months with Al-Ettifaq agreeing to terminate his contract.

In a statement released on Thursday, Henderson said: ‘I’d like to thank the club, the fans and all involved for the opportunity and wish them the best for the remainder of the season.

‘A lot of hard work is going in which I know will pay off in the future.’

Al-Ettifaq club president Samer Al Misehal revealed the contract termination had been reluctantly agreed to ‘avoid further distraction’ to their season.

‘Firstly, the club would like to thank Jordan for his efforts and wish him the best for his future endeavours,’ Al Misehal said.

‘We are always respectful of our players. The club and Jordan believe this quick decision, without any delay or further distraction, has been made for both the overall good of the club and for Jordan.’

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