Video: Thierry Henry 'signs' for Queens Park Rangers on deadline day
A joke, initiated by Jamie Redknapp, son of Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Harry Redknapp led to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, signing a contract deal for the Loftus Road-based club. The 37-year-old Frenchman was in the Sky Sports studio along with Redknapp and fellow pundit Alan Smith when the former announced that he had some breaking news to tell.
“I spoke to my dad and it has not been the window he had hope, so Thierry we’ll do that deal now, yea?” Redknapp asked.
After some more banter, Henry signed on the sheet of paper and them showed the paper in the direction of the camera and posed for it with Redknapp, thereby leaving everyone in the studio in splits.
The 1998 World Cup winner announced his retirement from professional football last year after spending close to two decades in the top flight. He finished as the runner-up on two occasions for the FIFA Player of the award twice and won two Premier League titles, two Champions League titles and one FA Cup title during an illustrious career. He also retired as his country’s leading goal-scorer.
Here’s a video of that signing.