Wednesday, January 17, 2024

After only six months, an English soccer player sacrificed millions to escape his three-year contract to play in Saudi Arabia

The Mail's headline:

How Jordan Henderson's £350,000-a-week Saudi dream turned into a nightmare: His family struggled to settle despite living in Bahrain, playing in front of as few as 696 fans... and abandoning his promise to 'grow the game' after just six months

From an article last week

Many within the industry have little sympathy, and believe – should Henderson go – he will have ‘ruined it’ for other English players. There was a nervousness among Pro League officials over paying big money for players from England, a view that the English are notoriously poor travellers.