Striker THIERRY HENRY sits on the bench for France contemplating the humiliating 2-0 loss to Mexico at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane at the 2010 World Cup from South Africa. (Christoph Koepsel/Getty Images Europe)
Spanish champions FC Barcelona have confirmed the formal release of the failed French World Cup striker, THIERRY HENRY.
Henry, who has to be judged a disappointment by the Nou Camp faithful for this efforts in Spain this year, as well, is now free to pursue his alleged contract offer from the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer in North America.
The ineffective Henry had just four goals in 21 games (15 starts) for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera Division this past season and was held off the scoresheet in six Champions League matches (3 starts) for Barca this term, as well.
Thus, the final Spanish league record for the 32-year-old French international reads 35 goals scored from 81 games in La Liga (67 starts).
The one-time highly-rated Henry, who bagged a paltry three goals on 16 Serie A appearances with Juventus of Turin in Italy once upon a time, joined FC Barcelona from English giant FC Arsenal in June of 2007 for a fee of 24 million Euros.
The, perhaps, over-the-hill striker, who has scored 51 goals on 123 appearances for his country, was a member of the French disaster posing as a World Cup squad in South Africa this past month.