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Thierry Henry and Yaya Toure to leave Barcelona

Thierry Henry and Yaya Toure
Henry and Toure will be on the move from Spain shortly

Barcelona have confirmed that Thierry Henry and Yaya Toure are to leave the Spanish club this summer.

Striker Henry, 32, is tipped to go to Major League Soccer in America while midfielder Toure, 27, is thought to be set for a move to Manchester City.

"Barcelona director general Joan Oliver has said that the club has agreed the exits of Yaya Toure and Thierry Henry," a Barca club statement read.

"But at the moment the final moves are in their hands."

Henry helped Barcelona to a record six major trophies - including the Champions League - in 2009.

But the Frenchman scored only four goals last season, his third at the club. He had one year left to run on his contract at the Nou Camp.

Toure's agent claimed earlier on Monday that the Ivory Coast international would seal a move to Eastlands in the next few days.

Toure was expected to complete the switch earlier in June, but his participation in the World Cup and the change of presidents at Barcelona have slowed down the transfer.



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