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Henderson insists finances not behind decision to choose Ajax over PL return

Jordan Henderson says financial considerations had nothing to do with his decision to join Ajax instead of returning to the Premier League.

Henderson finalised his switch to the Dutch side on Thursday when Saudi Arabian club Al Ettifaq agreed to end his three-year contract after just six months.

Reports suggested the former Liverpool captain would have faced a large tax bill on his earnings in Saudi Arabia if he had signed for a Premier League club but he insisted the move to Ajax was purely a sporting decision.

"Don't believe what you read in the press," Henderson said. "It had nothing to do with anything but football.

"I felt it was the perfect opportunity to come to such a huge club and showcase what I've tried to do my whole life - to dedicate myself to football.

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