Is West Ham really the right move for Henry?

West ham are preparing to offer Barcelona outcast Thierry Henry a lucrative contract this summer which would see the former Arsenal captain become the Hammer’s highest-paid player in their history.

The Barcelona striker is highly likely to be heading for the exit doors of the Nou Camp this summer and has been strongly linked with a move to MLS side New York Red Bulls in recent weeks.

However, joint West Ham chairman David Sullivan has expressed his interest in bringing the Frenchman to Upton Park, and is willing to offer the striker a two-year deal worth approximately £75,000-a-week (£7.5 million in total). Speaking to the Sun newspaper earlier in the week, David Sullivan explained his reasons why he would love to see the 32-year-old forward wear the claret and blue of West Ham next season:

“We’re trying to assemble a more prolific strike force at West Ham and I’d love to have Henry here. Our club is in debt but a striker of his quality and standing would make it a great deal.”

No doubt about it, despite the striker’s age, he is still capable of wonderful moments. However, would West Ham be a great place for Henry?


We all know what Thierry Henry brought to the English game. His time at Arsenal propelled him to become one of, if not, the most feared and greatest strikers in the world. He shattered Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s goal scoring record in his 8 years at Arsenal and went on to become one of their finest players in the clubs history. Many fans may doubt that Henry has the same ability as he once used and has lost his cutting edge in recent years. Nevertheless you cannot deny that the French striker still has goals left in him and can do a great job for any club in Europe even at 32.

So, taking all this into consideration, is West Ham a good location for Henry? Only the man himself can answer that question. Nonetheless, David Sullivan remains a keen admirer and certainly believes Henry is still one of the best players out there. Sullivan told the Sun:

“Henry is still up there with the best.”

He goes on to say:

“I’ve made an offer which would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history. It’s a serious offer because Henry could walk into almost any Premier League side.”

With that being said, can or should Henry hold out for better offers this summer? Or is wearing the claret and blue his best option in this late stage of his career? There is still plenty of time for the player to ponder his next career move, and if Henry feels he is destined with a move back to the premier league, then why not it be with the Hammers. However, the former Arsenal hero may feel that a move to West Ham would be a massive step down from Barcelona. Whatever the Frenchman decides we can only wish him the best and respect his decision.

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