Arsenal have been tipped to signal Henderson from Liverpool
Arsenal lead the way in signing Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson this summer window
Henderson, 31, has registered the last two years of his contract with Anfield, which will expire in June 2023. However, there was very little progress in talking to the Merseyside club
Talks on an Athletic renewal are still ongoing, but emphasize that Liverpool owner FSG has “bigger priorities” and the reports add those priorities include extensions for Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
According to bookmaker Coral, Mikel Arteta’s side are now 4/1 favorites to win the England international’s signature but the Gunners face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid, Leicester and Paris Saint-Germain.
Jamie O’Hara recently responded to the rumors, saying Henderson was good enough to play at any club in Europe: “I think Jordan Henderson can play for anyone,” said the former Tottenham man at TalkSport
“He’s been absolutely brilliant over the past few seasons. He took on Steven Gerrard to be captain and it’s almost an impossible job but Henderson did that and he’s been great for Liverpool.
“I would be really surprised if you didn’t clarify, he’s the captain, the players look up to him, everyone is talking about how much they love him and how great he is for the team.
“If he’s not playing for Liverpool… you could argue that he’s not their best player, which he isn’t, but he’s without a doubt one of their most important players. When he plays, the team is better. When he injured himself and didn’t play, they fought. He is the driving force behind this midfield.
“I can’t see how Liverpool just won’t fix this.
“There may be a situation where they have to agree, be it money, the length of the contract, but I think they will fix it.
“I can’t see Liverpool without Jordan Henderson. It is the job of his agent and the club to sort it out. “
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