Jose Mourinho Admits Coming Close To Signing Arsenal Legend Henry

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he tried to sign Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in the past.

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The French icon officially announced his retirement yesterday after 20 years at the top to go into a media career.

The Chelsea manager told TalkSPORT: “I tried to sign him once in my career, when I was an assistant in Barcelona. He was in Monaco and he went to Juventus, we lost him by an inch.

“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 Arsenal to come to Chelsea? I wouldn’t imagine that.

“Is he one of the all-time greats? Obviously. He’s the kind of player that you need forever, especially in the Premier League where he was more than any other place.

“He was okay in Barcelona and the (France) national team, but the real Thierry Henry, the player that we are all going to miss forever, is the one that made unbelievable seasons and incredible history in the Premier League.”

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