Bukayo Saka has given his reaction to Jordan Henderson’s controversial move from Liverpool this summer.
Henderson has been in the spotlight once again, as he returns to England for the first time since his transfer from the Reds to Saudi Arabian side Al Ettifaq.
The 33-year-old has linked up with his national team colleagues, having been called up by manager Gareth Southgate. One of those colleagues is Arsenal’s Saka, who was asked by TalkSPORT to give his opinion on Henderson’s move.
“I haven’t really seen too much noise,” admitted the 22-year-old. “I have seen he made the move a while ago. But it’s his decision, he’s his own man and we all just have to respect his decision.”
Nothing like sitting on the fence, Bukayo!
Saka keeps quiet on Henderson
To be fair to Saka, this probably isn’t really something he’s given much thought to at all. Aside from being an England teammate, there isn’t any link between he and Henderson.
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However, there will be some who may be a little disappointed in such a non-committal answer.
Saka is one of England’s biggest stars right now. Having just scooped the national team’s Player of the Year for the second year running, the winger is a big, big name.
As a result, some fans would perhaps like to hear a little more conviction from him here.
That isn’t to say he should throw his much more experienced teammate under the bus, he doesn’t have to do that at all. But maybe Saka could have at least expressed a degree of surprise that Liverpool’s captain could make such a move.
Maybe we’re expecting too much. If Henderson’s saga has taught us anything, it’s that the bar for footballer’s morals is currently at a pretty low ebb.
Saka is not the one to blame for that, far from it. But if players of his calibre start to speak openly about what’s going on in the Saudi Pro League, some of our faith will start to be restored.