Arsenal nice Thierry Henry has adopted the steps of his former teammate Cesc Fabregas by turning into a shareholder of second-tier Italian aspect Como 1907.
Como mentioned earlier in August former Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Fabregas had invested within the membership and in addition signed a two-year contract to play for them.
The Serie B membership, primarily based in a well-liked lake vacation spot within the north of Italy not removed from Milan, didn’t disclose Henry’s stake on Monday.
“It’s with nice pleasure that I announce that I’ll be a part of Como 1907 as a shareholder. I’ve been ready for a very long time to be concerned in a venture just like the one at Como,” the previous France ahead mentioned in an announcement.
“An formidable membership, however most significantly a membership that lives in keeping with the identical values as me: not solely as a soccer workforce but in addition as an entity which shall assist the local people.”
Henry joined Arsenal from Serie A aspect Juventus in 1999, turning into the membership’s all-time high goalscorer with 228 objectives in all competitions and profitable two Premier League titles and two FA Cups on the London membership in eight seasons.
He then moved to Barcelona for 3 seasons, the place he received the LaLiga-Champions League-Copa del Rey treble in 2009. He hung up the boots after 4 and a half seasons at New York Crimson Bulls.
The 1998 World Cup winner scored 51 objectives in 123 appearances for France and was beforehand in command of French top-flight aspect Monaco and MLS workforce Montreal Affect. He rejoined Belgium final 12 months as a member of the teaching workforce beneath Roberto Martinez.
Dennis Sensible, a former FA Cup winner with Wimbledon, Chelsea legend and England midfielder, is the present president on the Lombardy membership.