And the rest is history: Thierry Henryis unveiled at Arsenal (Picture: AP)
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed he came within an inch of signing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
The Frenchman, who retired from professional football yesterday, was allegedly high on Barcelona’s radar when he was just a young starlet at Monaco, and the Portuguese tactician insists his former club came within a whisker of signing the forward before he joined Juventus.
‘When I was an assistant in Barcelona with Mr (Bobby) Robson in 1996 (we tried to sign him). He was in Monaco and he went to Juventus, we lost him by an inch,’ Mourinho said.
So close, yet so far: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho nearly linked up with Henry at Barcelona (Picture: Getty Images)
‘After that he was not on my radar because it was never a possibility to come to my teams. Could you imagine in that moment leaving…
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