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Thread: Rafa Marquez to Red Bulls (Barca Bulls)

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    Rafa Marquez to Red Bulls (Barca Bulls)

    The MSM outlets in the U.S. have not picked up on this yet, but for what it's worth. Official announcement they say is next week.

    Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls on four-year deal
    Mexican follows team-mate to Major League Soccer...

    23 Jul 2010 17:55:00

    By Mahmoud Maher and Matt Monaghan

    Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls on a four-year contract, can exclusively reveal.

    The 31-year old defender had eyed a move to Major League Soccer before playing at World Cup 2010 with Mexico.

    After starring for his nation in South Africa, he has now negotiated a release from his contract with the La Liga champions - which was set to run until 2012 - and has put pen to paper on a lucrative deal in the 'Big Apple'.

    Speaking exclusively to, a well placed source confirmed the deal will be officially announced next week.

    "Marquez has signed for a four-year contract with the New York Red Bulls and will join up with Thierry Henry," they said.

    "Marquez has gained his contract release from Barcelona and will get a salary of 2 million per season. The official announcement of the deal will be next week."

    The move brings to an end a glory-filled seven year stay in Catalunya, where Marquez won every club trophy available. Despite this success, a series of injuries had limited his influence in Pep Guardiola's set-up and he was restricted to just seven top-flight starts.

    Marquez's arrival means he joins Henry and Colombian striker Juan Pablo Angel to fill the limit of designated players at the Red Bulls.

    MLS rules state a squad can only contain three designated players on higher wages, with the ex-Monaco man's arrival sure to be above the salary cap limits.

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    that's pretty cool.

    although he's past his prime, Marquez can still play at a very high level.

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    At this rate, Cristiano Ronaldo will sign with the Bulls when he turns 40.


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