Henry rules out return to Europe

New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry has rubbished rumours that he might play for a club in Europe again.The 33-year-old Frenchman, who joined the Major League Soccer (MLS) side from FC Barcelona earlier this year, told Austrian broadcaster ORF yesterday (Mon): “You won’t see me in the colours of a European club ever again.”The former Arsenal captain explained he planned to retire in the United States. He said: “I love playing for the Bulls in New York. The work conditions are perfect and I get along great with my teammates.”Henry, currently on a visit to Salzburg, previously stressed he was a big fan of New York as a city.The striker’s current club was previously known as Metro Stars. The side was renamed after Austrian energy drink producer Red Bull took over four years ago.Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz recently sent shockwaves through the fan clubs of Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg (RBS) when he explained he could imagine turning the club into a youth team as soon as RB Leipzig performs on top-flight level in Germany. The club currently competes in the fourth-highest league in the country.RBS embarrassed themselves when they crashed out against third league team Blau-Weiß Linz in the Austrian ÖFB Cup in September. Commentators questioned the company’s whole strategy of pouring tens of millions of Euros into the team every season.Red Bull also run clubs and football talent agencies in Ghana and Brazil. The firm, which is based in Fuschl near Salzburg, also sponsors dozens of world class athletes like American snowboarder Shaun White and US ski star Lindsey Vonn.