I’ll trade your club’s talisman for mine
According to the paper, the Catalan club are prepared to swap Eto'o plus cash (17m pounds which doesn’t seem right) for Henry. Barca's Director of Football Txiki Beguiristain claimed negotiations with Arsenal representatives about the deal are in progress. Marca claims that Arsene Wenger had given a deal the nod.
Thierry Henry has been criticized recently for a lack of motivation and persistent injuries. Eto’o has fallen out with a number of Barca players and has had problems with coach Frank Rijkaard.
When Henry was offered a chance to quash the speculation in Bejing he was coy:
"For now I'm an Arsenal player. So there is nothing to add to it ... This year it was pretty difficult to see once again that we finished so far away from the top teams. It's been a long time that it's been the same top four. I'm actually getting annoyed that we're finishing at the end of the top four."
Apart from the numbers not adding up, the deal seems eminently doable and indeed could be exactly what both sides need.