Thierry Henry is set to disappoint long-time admirers Manchester City by following David Beckham to America after the World Cup.
Henry fancies a new challenge to end his illustrious career and MLS side New York Red Bulls are strongly tipped to be his destination, with the 32-year-old Barcelona star excited at the prospect of living in another of the world's great cities.
Henry, regarded by many people as one of Arsenal's greatest players, received a hero's reception when he visited the Emirates Stadium recently to watch their 6-2 win against Blackburn, but does not want to return there as a player.
Barca are interested in offering the Frenchman as bait to land Manchester City's £34million Brazilian Robinho but again the answer from Henry is 'Non' because of his American dream.
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He will certainly have his work cut out restoring The Bulls. Last year's MLS finalists have failed to make the play-offs after a disastrous season in which their star, ex-Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel, has been injured.
Henry would follow in interesting footsteps should he secure his move. There is Beckham at LA Galaxy, of course, Freddie Ljungberg in Seattle -and Darren Huckerby was a huge star at San Jose until injury this year.
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