There's a new twist in the ongoing Thierry Henry saga surrounding the superstar's future with the New York Red Bulls.
Just 24 hours after telling French sports daily France Football that Henry would not be returning to RBNY in 2015 -- the Frenchman's contract expires at the end of the 2014 season -- the head of global soccer for Red Bull, Gerard Houllier, updated his statement in France's other major sports daily, L'Equipe.
"In fact, no decision has been made," Houllier is quoted as saying in the article published Saturday. "For now, Thierry is with the Red Bulls."
That new statement aligns with those made by RBNY sporting director Andy Roxburgh and Henry himself over recent weeks. And Petke again reiterated that stance in comments to the media on Friday.
But what's also notable about Saturday's article in L'Equipe is that the report claims "a one-year contract extension would also be in the process of being negotiated."
Amid the swirling Henry speculation, and a Tim Cahill controversy also brewing on the side, the Red Bulls will hope to get their playoff chase back on course Saturday night when they host a dangerous and even more desperate Houston Dynamo side (6 pm ET, NBCSN).