Former Arsenal man ready to make move stateside.
THIERRY HENRY will walk away from Barcelona to join David Beckham in America.
The ex-Arsenal hero, 32, has signed a pre-contract agreement to join New York Red Bulls for the summer’s Major League season.
He has been unable to hold down a regular slot at Barca this term behind the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Henry was a hero at the Gunners with 174 goals in 254 appearances before switching to the Nou Camp three years ago, where he has netted 35 in only 78 games. (The Sun)
If the MLS do manage to lure Thierry Henry to the States it will be one hell of a coup. Whilst the Barcelona man is no doubt in the autumn of his footballing career he is still very much one of the best in the business and for the New York Red Bulls to be so close to snapping up the former Arsenal man is very interesting indeed.
In many ways the French international has very little to lose. He has done it all as far as European football is concerned and as Pepe Guardiola looks to trust more to his steady stream of youth graduates it seems that Henry will find himself being less and less part of the Nou Camp sides long term plans.
In last seasons treble winning campaign Henry was a vital part of a three pronged attack playing out wide left but has found his position more often than not taken by 22 year old Spaniard Pedro was has been in sparkling form this season as Leo Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic held firm in the other two attacking spots.
Clearly Thierry is a great face to reignite interest in the MLS and with David Beckham being sidelined the American football (not soccer) market could do with another status symbol.