Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has kicked off his summer spending spree by buying England U21 international Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for £16million.
A Sunderland statement on Wednesday morning read:
“A fee has been agreed with Liverpool for Jordan Henderson and he travels to Anfield today with the club’s blessing.”
Liverpool Striker David Ngog could move in the opposite direction as part of the deal, but that is yet to be confirmed
A Liverpool statement added:
“Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson. The 20-year-old will today discuss personal terms and undergo a medical on Merseyside after a fee was agreed between the two clubs.”
Liverpool are now expected to turn their attention on Blackpool captain Charlie Adam and Ipswich’s 18-year-old striker Connor Wickham as Kenny Dalglish continues with his buy philosophy of buying young British players.
Steve Bruce who now has a healthy transfer kitty (he still has the Darren Bent money from January) is expected to turn his attention towards Old Trafford and United defenders Jonny Evans and Wes Brown.