Henry on his way out of Barcelona
Published 17:43 03/05/10 By John Cross
Thierry Henry has negotiated his exit from Barcelona this summer - and is preparing to head to the US.
Former Arsenal captain Henry, 32, failed to even make the bench for Barcelona's win at Villarreal last weekend and that has merely confirmed his departure.
Henry's representatives have held meetings with Barcelona's sporting director Txiki Begiristain and the Spanish giants are prepared to allow the France striker to quit 12 months before his contract is due to expire.
But it is understood that Henry has already dismissed any chance of a return to the Premier League and is destined to follow David Beckham to Major League Soccer.
New York Red Bulls are confident they will get Henry as a showpiece signing, but there is also interest from Washington's DC United.
Henry, who joined Barcelona from Arsenal in a £16million deal in 2007, has had a disappointing season as he has become a bit-part player and has known that he is on his way out for the past few months.
Barcelona will still want the remaining year of Henry's contract paid up but it has now been agreed that he can leave the Nou Camp this summer with his exit strategy to the MLS all agreed.