Barcelona have confirmed their interest in signing Thierry Henry after a senior official at the club said the striker would complement the team.

The 28-year-old striker, who has two years left on his Arsenal deal, has been linked with a move to Barca in recent months.

“He is one of the players who would improve the squad here,” said Barcelona sporting director Txiki Beguiristain.

“If he was to come then that would not mean Ronaldinho or Eto’o would have to leave – they could all play together.”

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard also praised Henry and admitted he would be a good signing.

“It looks bad if I say that he is a bad player because he isn’t – he is a great player,” said Rijkaard.

“That is not to say he is going to come to Barcelona, but he would be a great addition to the squad.”

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