Areta told target ‘can play for any top club in Europe’ as Arsenal backed to sign Premier League Captain
Arsenal are frontrunners to sign Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson this summer window
Henderson, 31, has entered the final two years of his contract at Anfield, which expires in June 2023, But there’s been very little progress during discussions with the Merseyside club
The Athletic claim talks over an extension are still taking place but stress that Liverpool’s owner FSG have ‘bigger priorities’ to address, and the reports adds Those priorities include extensions for Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
Now, according to bookmakers Coral, Mikel Arteta’s side are 4/1 favourites to clinch 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 rumours and said Henderson is good enough to play at any club in Europe: “Jordan Henderson can play for anyone, in my opinion,” said the former Tottenham man on TalkSport
“He’s been absolutely brilliant over the last few seasons. He took over from Steven Gerrard to become the captain, and that’s almost an impossible job, but Henderson has done that and he’s been superb for Liverpool.
“I’d be really surprised if they don’t get this sorted out, he is the captain, players look up to him, everyone talks about how much they love him and how big he is for the team.
“When he doesn’t play for Liverpool… you could argue he’s not their best player, which he isn’t, but he’s one of their most important players, without a doubt. When he plays, the team is better. When he got injured and he didn’t play, they struggled. He is the driving force of that midfield.
“I can’t see how Liverpool will just not get this sorted.
“There might be a situation where they’ve got to come to an agreement, whether it’s money, the length of contract, but I think they’ll get it sorted out.
“I can’t see Liverpool without Jordan Henderson. It’s his agent’s job and the club’s job to sort this out.”