Jordan Henderson says his move to Ajax is a football decision, adding that sometimes these things don’t work of his time in the Saudi Pro League.
Henderson only joined Al-Ettifaq in July but had his contract cancelled so he could join the Dutch giants.
“My beliefs haven’t changed and they never will,” said the midfielder.
He also reiterated his apology to members of the LGBT+ community upset at his move to Saudi Arabia, where same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
“I think a lot of people would like me to sit here and criticise the Saudi thing and everything that went with that but that certainly wasn’t the case and not something that I’m doing to do,” he said.
“I’ve got full respect for the league and Al-Ettifaq the club and the people over there. They really made me feel welcome. Unfortunately sometimes these things in life just don’t work out, in football and life in general.”
He added that he is ready to make his Ajax debut “as soon as possible” but needs to wait for his work permit to come through.