Thierry Henry Signs Pre-Contract With New York Red Bulls?

Chris Wright

14th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

It’s yet to be confirmed by the player or the two clubs in question, but there are strong rumours circulating this morning that Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has signed a pre-contract agreement with New York Red Bulls, that will see the former Arsenal forward move stateside when the MLS transfer window re-opens in July.

Henry has fallen behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the emerging Pedro in the pecking order at the Catalan giants this season, managing only 15 league appearances, and Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently told the 32-year-old Frenchman that he was free to leave the club this summer.

Should the rumours be confirmed, I can’t help feeling that this move is coming far too soon in Henry’s career. He undoubtedly still has the quality to play in the Premier League for a least a couple more seasons, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a David-Beckham-style-loan-back-to-Europe situation develop in a few months time.

Anyway, if he is set to semi-retire in Yanksville next season – then we’ll always have the memories of when he was fab…

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  1. Delboy Dublin says:

    Best place for him – they play “foot” ball with their hands over there…

  2. Kipp says:

    Delboy. Boosh. *Hat-tipped* Joke stolen for later conversation.

  3. Duke says:

    +1 Delboy.

    I was thinking that this was about the only way for him to get away from the handball furor…

  4. Philando Torres says:

    I’d rather see him come to Liverpool. Mainly because he’s one of my favourite players and I need cheering up.

    Besides, I thought the big arse-ache when he first joined Barcelona was that he had an English wife and kid living in London? I can’t imagine moving to the States would be any better for his family.

  5. DC Spurs says:

    DC United! Go to DC united you dipsh*t

  6. kaya says:

    He still has a lot left to play and that’s why he’ll do well in NYC ;)
    I think he’s lived down the handball thing as much as he’s going to.
    The wife is ex, and I imagine they can afford to have someone fly the daughter back and forth for visitation.

  7. j says:

    that’s Bulls shit.

  8. Eric says:

    Hey, it’s definitely another step forward for American soccer. Have you seen New York’s new stadium. It’s better than almost all Premier League grounds.

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