I haven't seen much of Henderson, but everything I have read about him, indicates he is a great capture and he has every chance of progressing into a great player.
He doesn't drink or even go out much. He works hard, has good skill and vision and is an intelligent footballer who makes the right choice of pass more often than not. The only real negative is the lack of goals so far, but I don't think Messi would be very prolific playing for Sunderland, so hopefully with better players around him he can soon put that right.
Apparently we have paid £16million up front with another £3.5million in add ons (appearances/trophies/league position etc etc)Which while not cheap is not too excessive for a player with huge potential on top of what he already brings to the table.
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England's 'boring' new boy Jordan Henderson is every boss's dream: 'I don't drink'
By Matt Barlow Last updated at 11:31 PM on 15th November 2010
Joey Barton advised England to stop picking 'goody two shoes' and select players to win games, but what manager doesn't want Jordan Henderson in his team at the moment?
Henderson never drinks, never smokes and drives a sensible car. He passes his spare time with the occasional game of table tennis and joins his team-mates at the Christmas party only under duress.
'I am a bit boring,' admitted the Sunderland midfielder.
'I don't really go out. I stay in and watch TV. None of my mates are bad lads, they didn't go drinking at a young age or anything like that, but when they used to go out, they'd tell me not to, which was a good thing.
'The only time I go out is the Christmas night out when the whole team goes for team bonding, but I still won't drink. I'll drink J20 or water and have a good night with the lads.
'I just love playing football and I don't want anything to jeopardise that. I like to go in every day training and working hard.'
This is music to the ears of his Sunderland boss Steve Bruce and Fabio Capello. And also to the other managers who covet the talented 20-year-old - like Manchester City's Roberto Mancini, who is dismayed by the drinking culture he has found in English football.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested, too, and if there is to be a transfer, Sir Alex Ferguson may have destiny on his side. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1329997/Englands-boring-new-boy-Jordan-Henderson-bosss-dream.html