Jordan Henderson is not the answer for Chelsea - The Pride of London

Signing former Liverpool star Jordan Henderson is not the solution for Chelsea's midfield at all, as The Pride of London view the situation.

Al-Ettifaq v Al-Ittihad - Saudi Pro League
Al-Ettifaq v Al-Ittihad - Saudi Pro League / Yasser Bakhsh/GettyImages

If you missed hearsay about Henderson wishing to leave Saudi Arabia for a move back to the Premier League, let me enlighten you. The England international - or antiquated teacher's pet of Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate - is reportedly no longer content at mediocre Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq. He is apparently trying to ascertain whether he might be able to switch back to an English top-flight side.

At 33, Henderson is a great professional and has enjoyed a brilliant career. Although, he is not what teams going for the league title or other prestigious trophies require. See the very sluggish and arguably outdated Jorginho at Arsenal if you need an example. Nor, for that matter, are clubs with grandiose designs, like mid-table Chelsea, in need of a player such as the ex-Reds captain.

Clearly the Italian was also surplus to requirements or considered superannuated by then-Chels' gaffer Graham Potter. That decision was one of few that Potter did actually get right in the grand scheme of CFC things. Henderson could mesh as poorly with the Blues as the one-time Brighton & Hove Albion head coach or Jorginho at Emirates Stadium.

In addition to Henderson slowing down on the pitch, if he joined the Stamford Bridge outfit he'd have to rival younger, modern, hungrier stars like Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia and Conor Gallagher. Allowing Fernandez and Caicedo to establish a prime partnership is crucial. There are a plethora of other midfield starlets on Fulham Road, too.

Speaking of Gallagher, this speculation or opinion piece claims that the west Londoners may have Henderson ready to replace his England counterpart. That is if the former is allowed to join Tottenham Hotspur.