There are reports today that Newcastle United’s Kevin Keegan may try to lure Thierry Henry to the Tyneside club.
Thierry Henry – move to Newcastle?
There is a big report in the Sun today that Keegan has told owener mike Ashley he wants Henry at Newcastle. We think it’s probably true that Kevin could have said that, because he has waxed lyrical a few times about the former Arsenal player.
Apparently Henry is also missing his daughter, and has also talked about the Premier League, which he says he misses it a lot.
But his daughter is situated in London, and the player has talked to BBCâ€™s Football Focus today and says that Arsenal is the only team in his heart.
The 30-year-old Barcelona player said:
“I’m happy here at Barcelona. I still have three years of my contract left with Barcelona,” “I don’t regret stuff in my life. Stuff happens for a reason. You don’t regret stuff that you thought about. I don’t regret it.”
“I’m happy – I don’t regret leaving Arsenal. But England…I watch every game that I see on TV. I will always miss it.â€ “There’s only one team in England for me. Everybody knows the love and affection I have for Arsenal. I was so into it, I became a fan.â€
“There has been since I arrived here a lot of speculation from day one but, hey, go back where?â€ “There’s only one team for me in my heart. It took me a while to understand what that club, Arsenal, meant.”
We donâ€™t think Arsene Wenger will be interested in Henry either, since he will surely unbalance the squad that Wenger has worked so hard to balance again, since Thierry left last summer.
Some London club are probably best positioned to get Henry, but you can never be absolutely certain about these things, and we think Newcastle will at least talk to the player to get his true position on a possible transfer deal.
But we’d be surprised if he moved to a club that cannot offer him European football next season.
What do you think? Do we have any realistic chance of persuading him to move to Newcastle?