Henry: Xavi should retire at Barca

Thierry Henry believes that Xavi Hernandez should stay at Barcelona until the day he retires.

There is growing speculation that the midfielder will join the Frenchman at New York Red Bulls.

But the striker has insisted that the World Cup-winner, who recently played his 700th game for the Blaugrana, should stay put.

“Xavi can do whatever he wants. For me, given everything he has done for football and Barcelona, he should stay there and spend the rest of his life at Barça,” he told reporters.

“Xavi can play in the MLS, in France, England, or in my neighbourhood. I think he's an incredible player. People just don't realise what Xavi has done on the pitch.”

Henry then commented on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or win.

“In France everyone wanted Ribery to win it. I thought he was going to win it because he played very well last year and won almost everything.

!I have to admit that he was my preferred choice. I wanted him to win it as much as I wanted Messi to win it four years ago.”

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