Ronaldinho sees Henry as dream acquisition to bolster Barcelona

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Barcelona's Ronaldinho believes the Arsenal striker Thierry Henry would fit in perfectly at the Nou Camp.

Henry has been linked with several high-profile moves in recent months, with Premiership rivals Chelsea taking a particular interest in signing the French international.

But Ronaldinho believes Henry should consider a move to the Spanish champions. "All teams should have Thierry Henry in the squad," Ronaldinho said. "When I see players in the world, I think Henry could play at Barça. He looks like to he would fit in immediately with his speed and technical ability. It would be a dream to play with him and see him at Barça."

The Real Madrid winger Luis Figo, meanwhile, is still waiting for an explanation from his coach Wanderley Luxemburgo for his relegation to the bench for the latter part of the season. The 32-year-old former Portugal international was left out of the starting line-up for the match against Barcelona in early April and has made only substitute appearances since.

"I don't understand his change in attitude and this is what hurts most," Figo said yesterday. "I always train to the best of my abilities, but there have been difficult moments when you don't understand things because there haven't been explanations. I have always given everything for the club and I hope they they will do the same with me, more than anything to tell me I am not going to play. It is the least you can ask for as a professional."

The former World and European Player of the Year, who has hinted at a possible departure from Real before the end of his contract, confirmed that he would continue to fight for his place. "If they don't tell me otherwise, I will be here until 2006 because I have a contract and I will have to put up with the situation," Figo said. "If I did leave, it would be to go to a club with the same prestige as Real. This is absolutely clear."

With one game left in the Primera Liga, Real Madrid are assured of second place behind Barcelona although they will finish their second season without a major trophy.

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