Jordan Henderson set to be joined by forgotten ex-Premier League star as Al-Ettifaq medical booked ahead of transfer | The Sun
JORDAN HENDERSON is set to be joined at Al-Ettifaq by former Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.
The Liverpool captain has completed his medical with the Saudi Arabian side ahead of penning a three-year deal.
Henderson, 33, is set to sign a contract reportedly worth around £700,000 a week.
And the move will see him reunite with former Anfield team-mate Steven Gerrard, who landed the manager gig at Al-Ettifaq earlier this summer.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the club have now also verbally agreed terms with striker Dembele.
He adds that the Frenchman, who left Lyon as a free agent at the end of last season, is set to pen a four-year contract.
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Dembele, 27, will undergo a medical in Europe in the coming days.
Henderson, meanwhile, has said his goodbyes to Liverpool team-mates ahead of his £12million Saudi switch.
The England ace leaves Anfield after 12 years and 492 appearances.
Unlike Al-Ahli, Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr, Al-Ettifaq are not owned by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
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They do not yet boast the star power of some other Saudi Pro League clubs, and yesterday lost 1-0 to Croatian side NK Lokomotiva in a pre-season friendly.
Dembele should add such much-needed firepower to Gerrard's side.
The forward scored 70 goals in 172 appearances over five years at Lyon.
Prior to that he excelled at Celtic following his switch from Fulham, netting 51 times in 94 outings for the Parkhead side.
Dembele will have to compete with a number of superstar attackers that have joined other Saudi teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo plies his trade at Al-Nassr, while Karim Benzema has joined Al-Ittihad.
Al-Ahli have the likes of Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez to play up top.
While Al-Hilal have made a world record £259m bid for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
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