Galatasaray want Arsenal legend Henry to play on in Turkey

first_img1 Thierry Henry Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, according to reports in Turkey.The Gunners’ all-time leading scorer has confirmed that he will be leaving MLS side New York Red Bulls after four and a half years in America.Big-spending Ligue 1 sides Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the striker but now Galatasaray are hoping to tempt the Frenchman to Turkey, according to newspaper Fanatik.The 19-time Super Lig champions have managed to land big-name stars like Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba over the past few years and now want to add Henry to their side.It is unclear whether or not the 37-year-old will even continue playing, with retirement an option, and he says he will use the next few weeks to decide on ‘the next chapter’ of his glittering career.And if he decides to play on, Galatasaray are ready to make their move.That would disappoint Arsenal fans, who would love their former striker to return to the club in a coaching capacity.last_img read more

‘It’s the first time I’ve cried since my Dad passed away,’ Deeney tells talkSPORT as Watford seal Premier League promotion

first_imgWatford captain Troy Deeney joined talkSPORT to reflect on the “emotional” moment the Hornets team learnt of their promotion to the Premier League.Deeney netted his 21st goal of the season to guide the Vicarage Road outfit to a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday lunchtime, a win which lifted them to the top of the table.But they were forced to endure a nervous wait for their automatic promotion spot to be confirmed, with top three rivals Norwich and Middlesbrough in action later that afternoon.Video footage soon emerged of wild celebrations on the team bus as the Hornets stars discovered both their rivals had failed, which in turn sealed their return to the top flight after an eight-year absence.And Deeney revealed he and his team-mates were completely taken by surprise with the news.“Honestly, we were just chilling out,” the striker told Call Collymore.“You know how it is at the back of the bus, we were just playing music and some of the lads were playing cards. We weren’t really looking at the results, more just the media stuff on TV.“But then literally as we were pulling in to the training ground all the results came on and you can imagine it all went a bit mental after that.“It was definitely emotional. I haven’t cried since my old man died [his father Paul sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2012] but I was definitely crying today.”It’s certainly been a turbulent year for the Hornets, who have defied the odds to be the first team to secure promotion after a remarkable managerial merry-go-round at Vicarage Road.Watford began the season under Italian coach Giuseppe Sannino, who resigned after just nine months in charge, while his replacement, former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia, took a break from football for health reasons after just one game at the helm.His assistant Billy McKinlay was promoted to full-time manager but he was sacked eight days later, before he could even sign a contract, after a win and a draw from his only two games.Slavisa Jokanovic has been in charge ever since, and Deeney credited the manager with the side’s turnaround in fortunes, as they aim to go one better next week and clinch the Championship title with victory over Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the season.The striker added: “It’s been a difficult year, we were a bit of a laughing stock with four managers in the space of a month, but the new gaffer has come in and deserves a lot of credit.“The lads have stuck together thought all the adversity, and we’ve managed to realise that dream now and we’re going to enjoy it tonight.“But we still want to win the Championship next weekend.”last_img read more