Choice is nothing new to Thierry Henry.
Coming off of a season that saw him shine in the finals of both the World Cup and the Champions’ League, the French international has found himself courted by such prominent clubs as Liga heavyweight Barcelona and Serie A stars AC Milan. Such a star-studded spectacle has driven commentators into a frenzy, leading many writers to predict a change of scenery for Henry.
Henry, however, has been just in energetic in dismantling the rumors. On Tuesday, Henry denied reports that he had finalized a deal with Barcelona, pointing to his past as evidence that his decision could still go either way.
‘Last season, people were announcing all over the place that I was leaving,’ Henry told the sports newspaper L’Equipe. ‘Some people wrote that it would happen for sure but at the end of the day I stayed at Arsenal. It could be the same this year.’
In 2006, Henry fielded offers from both Barcelona and Real Madrid before finally inking a new contract with Arsenal for 110,000 pounds a week, the highest salary in the club’s history