Former Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson might end up at Juventus with the Serie A giants exploring the possibility of signing the midfielder in the January transfer window.
According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, “Massimiliano Allegri’s side have held talks with Henderson over a short-term loan deal for the second half of the campaign.”
“However, the 33-year-old, who is keen on returning to Europe is seeking an 18-month deal.”
He made a high-profile move to Saudi Arabia in July to link up with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard but things have not worked out so far.
The England international has racked up 17 league appearances and provided five assists for Al-Ettifaq who currently lie eighth in the standings, trailing 28 points behind league leaders Al-Hilal.
Henderson is said to be looking at other options, but any potential move would have to work for all parties.
Ajax are also said to be interested in signing the experienced midfielder this month to bolster their squad for the rest of the season but they are yet to open talks with the player.
It was earlier reported that Henderson could make a surprise return to Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp laughed off the suggestion.
“He didn’t call me,” he said.
“We spoke actually but it was not about that, so really I have nothing to say about that.”
Henderson moved to Anfield in June 2011 and went on to feature in 492 games, scoring 33 goals, and contributing with 57 assists across all competitions.
He won several titles at Liverpool including the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, Carabao Cup, and Emirates FA Cup.