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Thierry Henry will trade Arsenal for Barcelona

The long time Thierry Henry transfer rumours have been confirmed by Arsenal, the striker goes to Barcelona.

Thierry Henry will trade Arsenal for Barcelona The deal, which could be worth over £16 million to Arsenal, is expected to be completed as soon as Henry passes his medical on Monday. Barcelona posted on their website that they expect the French player to sign the four-year deal on Saturday.

 For days Barcelona has been rumoured to be the new club for the 29-year old footballer. According to the Spanish club, all details surrounding the deal have been worked out with the Gunners, before any final steps to attract Henry were taken. According to Barca vice-president Ferran Soriano, a good relationship between the European clubs is a must.

 Thierry Henry also confirmed that he has chosen FC Barcelona as his new team. Henry blames the departure of David Dein and the uncertainty about manager Arsene Wenger's future with Arsenal, as his main reasons to leave, after his lucrative deal he signed with the Gunners just one year ago expires next season. "Barcelona are a wonderful club steeped in tradition and play beautiful football. I'm sure I will be very happy there," the club's all-time record goalscorer said.

Published on 06/23/2007

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