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Is £20million a fair price for Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson?

Liverpool and Sunderland have agreed a deal thought to be worth about £20m for midfielder Jordan Henderson.

The 20-year-old England international will travel to Liverpool for a medical and to discuss personal terms.

“A fee has been agreed with Liverpool for Jordan Henderson and he travels to Anfield with the club’s blessing,” said a Sunderland statement.

Sunderland had rejected Liverpool’s previous offer for the player, which was thought to be worth £16m.

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn was full of praise for Henderson: “Jordan is a credit to himself, his family and Sunderland’s Academy and everyone here wishes him the very best for the future.

“I’m pleased that we got the deal to a level that we felt was right for our club.

“We know the areas that need strengthening and the type of player we need in order to progress, and the job of bringing those players to the club is continuing at a pace.”