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The reason why Jordan Henderson won’t wear his favorite number at Ajax

The Englishman was shocked after knowing the unexpected reason

By Liam Styles

Jordan Henderson wasn't allowed to wear his favorite shirt number in Ajax.
Jordan Henderson wasn't allowed to wear his favorite shirt number in Ajax.
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Liverpool legend Jordan Henderson completed his return to European football in the last few hours with his arrival to Ajax as a free agent from Al Ettifaq, where he terminated his three-year contract to sign an eighteen-month deal with the Dutch club and enjoy elite football again.

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Henderson, who in just a few hours belonging to the Dutch giant engraved his name at the club’s history after smashing a record hold by a Manchester United former player as the player who had sold more shirts in his first week as a part of the Johan Cruyff’s Arena team, got although upset for an unexpected reason.

When he arrived at the club, he would have asked to have his favorite football number, and he avoided doing it for a shocking and historical reason that would have impacted the player, who didn’t know enough of his club’s history and learned a valuable lesson in his first days as an Ajax player.

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According to the Italian journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, the player, regularly using the number 14 shirt, would have been told that it is the number that Ajax and club legend Johan Cruyff used to wear, reason why the number is retired at the Dutch institution, which ease Jordan Henderson to use the number 6 shirt, which in just a few hours is a top seller among the Eredivisie fans.

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