Henry calls for an end to Man City speculation

October 12, 2008

Barcelona forward Thierry Henry has called for the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City to stop.

Reports in England and France have claimed the former Arsenal forward is a target for the new owners at Eastlands - the Abu Dhabi United Group - and suggested a deal with Barca will be struck in the January transfer window.

Talk of a move arose after Henry himself hinted in September that he was unhappy in Spain due to a combination of a lack of playing time through injury and new coach Pep Guardiola's insistence of playing the Frenchman on the left wing.

But following France's 2-2 draw with Romania on Saturday, Henry insisted he was happy at the Nou Camp and demanded an end to rumours over his future.

"One thing's for sure, the Manchester City thing and all the things you're talking about need to stop,'' he told France Football.

"I've played three matches in the league and I've scored twice. So there you go. I missed two (games) because I was ill.

"(Leo) Messi has been on the bench twice, (Samuel) Eto'o has been on the bench twice, (Dani) Alves hasn't been in the side recently. The coach rotates players, but you don't stop (talking) when it's my turn. Talk about everyone!

"When (Carles) Puyol doesn't play against Betis, when Alves isn't in the group, when Messi doesn't play against Santander, when Sam doesn't play against Espanyol. If you're going to talk, talk about everyone.''