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Henry completes QPR move

Henry completes QPR move

Wolverhampton Wanderers said goodbye yesterday to former captain Karl Henry as he joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

The move marks the end of a seven year spell at Molineux with Henry playing for his hometown club.

It was only three weeks ago that Henry insisted that he wanted to stay with Wolves despite back-to-back relegations from the Premier League and the Championship.

He wanted to fight for his place in League One, the third tier of English football to right the wrongs that the Wolves fans have endured over the past couple of years.

'I signed a four-year deal last summer so I have got three years on my contract and that tells me my future lies at Wolves.' he told the Express & Star on the 4th July.

New head coach Kenny Jackett however had other plans, despite Henry's long contract he placed him on the transfer list and relegated him to training with the development squad.

Henry continued: "I have not asked for any of this, it`s not my decision and I would not have asked to go on the transfer list.

"It`s a shame that it`s come to this and I`m gutted.'

With his Wolves career over, QPR, recently relegated from the Premier League came in for Henry and agreed a deal with Wolves. The fee is in the region of £1million but is heavily based on appearances and the success of QPR during his two-year-deal, ie if they win promotion back to the Premier League.

Football is a fickle world and after 272 appearances, Henry received just a sentence of thanks from Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey on Wolves Official Website: "We would like to thank Karl for his seven years of service and wish him well for the next chapter of his career,".

For Henry, his new club at least does want him in the dressing room, manager Harry Redknapp told the Daily Mail: 'I am very pleased to have him here - it's a really good deal for the club.

'He's a good character and a winner, the type of lad I like. I think he will come in and do a great job for us.

'We're trying to change the club around a bit and Karl's another piece of the jigsaw that can hopefully help us build a team that can challenge for promotion.

While Henry added: 'I have been promoted to the Premier League before and played for a few years in the top flight, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The Championship is a tough league and it sounds like Harry wants to bring in the kind of players that will get this club out of the division which is fantastic.'


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Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday July 24 2013
Time: 9:35AM

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So, there is a fee (in the region of £1million according to this and other reports) for a player that we gave a four year contract to last year. That makes sense (although I appear to be in a minority on that!!), otherwise why have them under contract. Thankfully Jez doesn't share the view that the club can simply write of £millions of investment in salaries and allow us to make charitable donations to other clubs.
WonderingWolf
24/07/2013 09:54:00
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It does make sense and I am glad we got the fee, but also getting rid on a free would have been good business too. On the other thread I was reacting to your comment about him leaving on a free......and according to the manager Moxey is away, so it may not have been down to him...let us know when smug mode has finished.
gregory house
24/07/2013 13:05:00
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I'm being smug? Really? I asked some rhetorical questions on the previous thread regarding him leaving on a free. The arrogance that followed "the only way that this guy is attractive to other clubs is on a free":"The only way Henry is going is on a free end of..." The only way? Are you really so sure of your opinions that you feel confident enough to prefix them with "the only way"? That was rhetorical, too. I wasn't being smug, I was responding to ill-informed arrogance in the way I usually do.
WonderingWolf
24/07/2013 13:51:00
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"The only way Henry is going is on a free end of".... Ooops! Or we negotiate a deal for a fee based on appearances. Looks like there was more than one way, after all. "End of"? Hahahahaha. Lets face it, you were Kryten in smug mode when you wrote that....now smile for gods sake, not everyone is having a pop... And I am confident of my opinions, because they are just that...opinions... Yes, I got it wrong, doesn't make me arrogant...
gregory house
24/07/2013 14:47:00
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No, really "End of" does make me smile, always has.
WonderingWolf
24/07/2013 14:56:00
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Good luck Mr. Henry, you were never the worst player over your time at Wolves.
johnkelv
26/07/2013 05:57:00
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