Sunday, July 11, 2010

Former Arsenal Star Thierry Henry Close to Joining New York Red Bulls in MLS

Former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry is now very close to joining MLS outfit New York Red Bulls. The MLS club could announce the signing of Henry from Barcelona when the transfer window opens on 15 July.

It is pretty much understandable that Thierry Henry is now looking for regular first team football which is less likely to happen at Barcelona. The arrival of Spanish striker David Villa this summer means Henry would now be pushed further down in the pecking order.

Thierry Henry is the all-time highest scorer for Arsenal and is regarded as a Gunners legend. However, he could not make as much impact at Barcelona as he did at Arsenal since his move to the Catalan side in 2007. Over the last 3 years, he won 2 La Liga and a Champion League title with Barcelona, but could not yet cement a place in Barcelona’s starting line up.

So, it seems Henry is on his way to follow the footstep of David Beckham who is currently playing for Los Angles Galaxy. At New York Red Bulls, he would meet former Aston Villa stiker Juan Pablo Angel.

New York Red Bulls has been tracking the France international for sometime now and it is believed that Henry was offered a lucrative deal by the MLS club.

Many great players earlier stepped into Major League Soccer at the last phase of their career and many of whom became icons for the clubs. Now, it would be interesting to see if Henry can become so at New York Red Bulls.

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