Spanish giants Barcelona will reportedly talk to 30 year-old Thierry Henry if they receive any offers for the unsettled Frenchman this summer.
Thierry Henry – target for Kevin in the summer? – we think so
Newcastle and Spurs are said to be among the clubs reported to be interested in former Arsenal striker Henry, and we wouldnâ€™t be at all surprised if Newcastle make a bid for the player in the summer.
Keegan told Radio Newcastle when he first arrived back at the club:
“I would like to fetch Thierry Henry back to England,” “He’s the best player I’ve seen in the Premiership.â€
â€œWhen you’re pitch-side, what I’ve seen him do to good players has been incredible. Sometimes you can take advantage of a situation and get what I call lucky.”
“I’d like to do what we did last time and surprise people. It would be nice to break a world record,”
“Why rule it out? I’d like to bring players here that amaze people and we stop just talking about being a big club – but, with our actions, we show that we are.”
“Sometimes people limit themselves by saying, ‘we can’t do that’. You say ‘why not?’ and they don’t give you an answer.â€
Barcelona are said to be frustrated with Henry’s performances this season, but Henry has still hit 7 goals in his 24 appearances this season. Itâ€™s hard to be at your best when youâ€™re unsettled, and Henry has never really settled in Spain.
A Barcelona source told the Daily Star recently:
“We have not opened the door for Henry and we have not closed it. If we receive a proposition then we will speak to the player,”
Whether Kevin can entice him to come to Tyneside is a massive question mark, since we donâ€™t even have any European football to offer. However, if we can keep winning games through the end of the season Kevin may have a chance to show Thierry that Newcastle can be great again, and challenge for the Premier league in a year or two.
Thierry Henry played 254 times for Arsenal and scored 174 goals, and he has so far played 98 times for France and scored 44 goals. A world class player indeed.