Real to target Henry

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Coach_McGuirk, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/031114/323/edyod.html

    Looks like Real is looking at Henry and Owen. $50 million is the number being tossed around.

    Two things:

    1. Would Arsenal sell Henry? Even for $50 million? He's signed through 2007 and has timne and time again stated his love of London (something mentioned by GvB in another article) And if he was sold would that be the start of a Highbury exodus of Viera, Pires, et.al.?

    2. Where in the hell would they play him and who would be forced out?
     
  2. Gunners11

    Gunners11 Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    No offense to the author of this article, but give me a fu!@n break. They have Raul and Ronaldo, and Guti, who I think is underrated, coming off the bench. Also if they need anything it's an actual defense, not another striker.
     
  3. halfnelson31

    halfnelson31 New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    NOVA
    uh...what he said
     
  4. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think madrid is buying players just so other teams can't have them.
     
  5. jwaldman11

    jwaldman11 New Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    The OC
    Keep in mind also that Barca is known to be looking at Henry and Owen as well, so this very well might be Real's way of driving the price out of Barca's reach or, at the very least, making Barca spend a ton on one player. Remember, Barca is still looking for that one big name player after they failed in the Beckham sweepstakes last year, and I think the top striker in the world (Henry) would do that.
     
  6. jegerpenge

    jegerpenge New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Lake Charles, LA
    when chelsea were talking about bidding for henry, hill-wood said he wouldn't sell him for £80m. i highly doubt that he will ever leave highbury. and if on the off chance that they do decide to sell him, i doubt henry would agree to personal terms unless it is a city that can rival london as far as overall atmosphere. i personally have never been to a city that can beat london. i look forward to henry finishing out his career at arsenal
     
  7. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Something dramatic would have to happen for Henry to go. I understand players change, but Henry has said that he would sign his career to Arsenal if they really asked him to. He loves London and the English football culture.

    If Real couldn't get Viera, they don't have a shot at Henry.
     
  8. Martin Daoust

    Martin Daoust New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Hartford, CT
    I don't think Real would suit Henry anyway. He seems genuinely happy at Arsenal, unlike any other player including Vieira. I'm not saying he'll never leave but I don't see him at Real or even Barcelona. I think Henry might come to America in 5 or 6 years. He does have friends here and seems comfortable here by all accounts. Sol Campbell HAS said the idea of playing in America interests him down the line. I could see Henry and Campbell playing in New York or Los Angeles. But Henry doesn't seem like he'd be comfortable with the OFF-PITCH pressure of playing in Spain having experienced similar unpleasantness for himself in Italy with Juve. He might consider playing there a year down the line-what player wouldn't fancy being able to say he played for Real Madrid? But I just don't think he would be satisfied with playing in Spain for any period of time and he's very happy by all accounts at Highbury. He's enjoying cause everyone can appreciate an extra 10,000 a week on their next contract extension. As for the Board selling him...only if we were in similar difficulties as Leeds. Henry is very marketable in England in Europe and to a lesser extent right now here. Here he is second to-for ALL the WRONG reasons-FREDDIE Ljungberg. That is one interesting side bit if we were to go deep in the European Cup or even win it, and that is would the likes of Henry and Vieira and Freddie and Sol become as big round the world and here as Becks and Ronaldo and Zidane and Roberto Carlos....that would be interesting for sure...
     
  9. Gunners11

    Gunners11 Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Originally posted by jwaldman11
    Keep in mind also that Barca is known to be looking at Henry and Owen as well, so this very well might be Real's way of driving the price out of Barca's reach or, at the very least, making Barca spend a ton on one player. Remember, Barca is still looking for that one big name player after they failed in the Beckham sweepstakes last year, and I think the top striker in the world (Henry) would do that.


    I understand your point, but it doesn't really make any sense for Real. I mean ok hypathetically if the get TH, they will have to get rid of someone, most likely one of their star forwards, so who? Also, if you look at the Spanish tables, Barca isn't exactley tearing up the league. Real have other teams in front of them to worry about, and maybe more importantly, other European teams to think of.
     
  10. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think it's so far fetched. Barça was pretty bitter when Becks landed with Real after all the speculation and guarantees that he'd be playing for Barcelona. So Real doing everything they can to be a thorn in Barcelona's side wouldn't surprise me at all. Plus Barcelona's in 4th in La Liga so I think Real should worry.

    But as for Henry, I hope he stays. I can't imagine the Gunners without him.
     
  11. Jeff L

    Jeff L Member

    May 12, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Believe you me. He ain't leaving Highbury.
     
  12. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hilarious.

    I was wondering how long there would be an "official" rumor that Real wanted him.
     
  13. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Then I can confidently say that you havn't visited Roma or Barcelona.
     
  14. jegerpenge

    jegerpenge New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Lake Charles, LA
    i'm been to rome. it was fun, but i just love london. i really want to go to barcelona, but can't afford it at the moment. maybe in the spring when i go to paris i'll travel down
     
  15. Azabache

    Azabache Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    Essex Co.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Imagine my shock when I saw two huge billboards of Freddy right smack in the middle of Times Square. Even my fianceé, who has patiently suffered my Arsenal mania over the years didn't recognize him. She thought he was just another eye candy pretty boy in his underwear.
    Madrid doesn't really want another striker. They want to annoy Barça and sign a megastar midfielder to replace Makelele. Last week would not happened if Claude hadn't moved to Stamford Bridge.
     
  16. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First of all, Henry went on record this August or so saying that he wouldn't leave Arsenal, that he wants Viera and Pires to stay so they can be the "French Connection" so to speak, the core of the team.

    Second, Arsenal would be idiots to lose him.

    Third, I can't sleep so I turned on my PC, stumbled upon this thread and now I have a vision of a giant Freddy Ljungberg in his tighty whities. Thanks a heap.
     

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