Henry going to Barcelona for €24 million
Thierry Henry has confirmed that he will be leaving Arsenal to join Arsenal after months of speculation linking him with the Spanish club. He released his reasons for leaving Arsenal in a letter to the club’s supporters:
“Arsene has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. 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.”
“Barcelona are a wonderful club steeped in tradition and play beautiful football. I’m sure I will be very happy there. 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.”
“I still must pass a medical on Monday but yes, I have chosen Barcelona. I will sign there for the next four seasons. Nothing has been signed yet but both sides reached an agreement on Friday.”
There’s not much else to say at this point except that I am pretty annoyed.
When I have time to get over the shock and gather my thoughts about what Henry’s exit will mean for the Arsenal Football Club you’ll here more from me.
Until then, try and have a good one.
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