Gio keen to court Henry in Euro final
Barcelona full-back Gio van Bronckhorst is hopeful that the Champions League final against Arsenal will see them face a future recruit in Thierry Henry.
The Frenchman has long been linked with a move to the Catalan giants and he is the favourite on the Nou Camp crowd's wish list as was shown by a fan running onto the pitch at El Madrigal in the semi-final against Villarreal and presenting him with a Barca shirt.
'I saw the incident yes,' Van Bronckhorst said. 'There has been a lot of speculation about him coming and he is very popular.
'He is a great player and I would love him to come here as you always want the best players in your team, but we will have to wait and see.'
The Dutchman is relishing the chance to face his former club in the final after Barcelona hung on to their 1-0 first-leg advantage against AC Milan with a goalless draw at the Nou Camp.
'It is going to be a great game and a special one for me as I still have some friends at Highbury, especially Freddy (Ljungberg), so it will be nice to meet up with them again.
'It will also be good to have a match between two sides who like playing open football.'
Team-mate Rafa Marquez claims that Barcelona's appearance in the final is not something which has been achieved overnight, but rather the result of a long project.
He said: 'This is the outcome of three years hard work and people who have believed in the scheme to bring in great players.
'If we win the final then this will be the culmination of this and also the start of a new cycle.'
Barca president Joan Laporta believes that whichever side lifts the trophy next month will deserve it.
He added: 'It will be a great final between two teams who have shown the best football in Europe this year.
'We are very happy to be there and this is a special moment for all Barca fans.
'I want to thank the fans and the coaching staff for all their work and now against Arsenal in the final I hope that the fans can get behind us.'