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Apparently Barcelona are claiming to have agreed a deal with Arsenal for Thierry Henry for 16 million. I doubt this for two reaseons.

1. Barcelona tend to claim they have signed people they have not, ie David Beckham a few years ago, so until I see news coming from Arsenal I will never believe what Barcelona say.

and 2. What kind of idiot sells a player of Henry's calibur for 16 million?!!! He is worth at leas 25 million and probably worth more than that. It is this that make me think that Barcelona are just lying again.


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Well see I think it's true I could be wrong but the reasons I belivce are as follows:

1 as you said Barca have made signing claims in the past but they have learnt from the whole Beckham thing and I don't belive they would make a claim unless they had something concrete because it would be a huge embarresment if it was fake

2. In the last few weeks Henrys agent has apparently been seen at the Nou Camp and was menat to tharshing out a deal

3. Barca top brass were in London on Wednesday night

4. Arsenal have not denied this why not?

5. Finally Henry wants to win the champions league and I cannot see him doing that with the Gunners.

BTW have you heard Arsenals manager may be going to Madrid?


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Well according to Barcelona's own press statement they have agreed a deal but have not signed him yet so things are far from decided.

I dont put any stake in agents and their meetings because if I did then I would be here every day claiming that someone was going somewhere.

Barcelonas 'top brass' being in London only proves that they are trying to get Henry not that they have got him.

The news came out relatively late in the day and Henry and his agent are currently not in the easiest of places to reach. If Arsenal were to deny this roumor without consulting either Henry or his agent they could be left in a very unfavorable position, plus negotiations are still ongoing with Wenger and he isn't the type of manager that leaks any kind of information early.


I can see your reasonings for the champions league thing but if that were the case he would have a better chance if he went to one of the Italian giants rather than the Spainish ones. The Italians are more stable in Europe than the Spanish, and anyway the Englsih teams are becoming stropnger in Europe and we almost had an all English final last season and Arsenal got to the final the season before that so Arsenal stand about as much chance then anyone.

But if the roumors are true and he goes to Barca then he will be going for more than 16 million as the Arsenal fans would never forgive Wenger or the board if they sold him for that amount.

I have heard that Wenger is linked to the Madrid job but he tends to be linked with every big european job anyway so again I will believe it when I see it.


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Arsenal have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of striker Thierry Henry.
The deal, thought to be worth about ?16m to the Gunners, is subject to the Frenchman, 29, passing a medical, which is set to take place on Monday.

Henry had already announced he intended to end his eight-year stay at Arsenal to sign a four-year deal with Barca.

"I still must pass a medical on Monday but yes, I have chosen Barcelona," he told French sports daily L'Equipe.

Earlier, Barcelona revealed that they were close to bringing Henry to the Nou Camp, with vice-president Ferran Soriano telling Spanish sports newspaper Marca that talks were at an "advanced" stage.

Soriano added it was "the wish of all parties" for an agreement to be reached for the transfer of Henry.

He also insisted that Barcelona waited for the green light from Arsenal before making a move for the France international, who is the club's all-time record goalscorer.

"We don't want to point a gun at anybody," said Soriano. "We have good relationships with the European clubs."

Henry, who only agreed a lucrative new deal with Arsenal 12 months ago, also confirmed his exit in The Sun newspaper.

In an open letter, he blamed the shock departure of Gunners vice-chairman David Dein and continuing doubts over the future of manager Arsene Wenger as the main reasons for his decision to leave.

"Arsene has been part of my life for as long as I can remember," he wrote.

"Unfortunately and understandably, he has said that at this moment he will not commit to the club past the expiration of his current deal, which finishes at the end of the coming season.

"I respect his decision and his honesty but I will be 31 at the end of next season and I cannot take the chance to be there without Arsene Wenger and David Dein.

"This is solely my decision, no-one has forced me to do anything and I will represent myself in this transaction. I feel it is something I just had to do."

Henry, who has also been linked with European champions AC Milan, has also revealed why he decided to move to the Nou Camp ahead of other possible destinations.

"Barcelona are a wonderful club steeped in tradition and play beautiful football. I'm sure I will be very happy there," he continued.

"But I will miss the Arsenal fans dearly, they have supported me through thick and thin.

"They will always be in my heart, as will all the fans who make the game here so special. I will always have a special bond with Arsenal Football Club."

Henry began his career as a winger with Monaco in 1994 - under the supervision of current Arsenal boss Wenger.

He was in France's 1998 World Cup-winning squad and went on to join Juventus the following season.

But his time in Turin was a largely unsuccessful one and the player was soon heading to north London, with Wenger keen to get the best out of the prodigious talent.

The France international has since blossomed into one of the greatest talents in world football.

He helped Arsenal to two league titles and three FA Cups and led the Gunners to the finals of the 2000 Uefa Cup and 2006 Champions League.

In February 2006, he became the first Arsenal player to score over 200 goals for the club, with a strike against Birmingham, and has bagged a club record 226 goals in 364 appearances for the Gunners.

His consistency in front of goal ensured he finished as the Premier League's top scorer on four occasions.

He has won the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year title on two occasions and the football writers' player of the year three times. He has also twice finished runner-up in the Fifa world player of the year


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seems that I was wrong about the deal then . I will admit that the amount suggested was what made me dout the transfer.

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I did not doiubt the story but I did doubt the amount I would have thought it would be a minumum ?20 million. I wonder if there are possible add ons to the deal that have not bee released yet. I did hear a rumour of ?3 million if Barca if win the Champions league this season and Henry plays but I have not heard anything concrete

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I dont know about the extra fees depending on Barca winning the champions league because they had that Spanish reporter on SkySports earlier saying that 16 million is more than enought for someone who is turning 30, which is total crap.

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Which team will win?

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