Henson eager for London move to resurrect career

FORGOTTEN man Gavin Henson insists he wants to return to Ospreys one day – but only after relaunching his career at a London club.

Henson, who has been linked with Wasps, has not played for 18 months and is currently taking part in television contest Strictly Come Dancing.

“I just feel I need time away in London because I’ve got work here with Strictly and then hopefully get a club and then I was wanting to go back,” he said.

One-time Wales and British Lions centre Henson insists he is over his injury worries and has rediscovered his appetite for the game.

He is convinced he could return to the national team in time for next year’s Six Nations in order to cement a place for the 2011 World Cup.

Henson, 28, is eager to leave Ospreys for personal reasons relating to the break-up of his marriage with singer Charlotte Church.

“I know the players so well and obviously there’ll be banter and obviously the personal relationship with Charlotte is all in the newspapers – I’m a bit raw, to be honest.

“I want to be somewhere new where people are a little bit too respectful to ask about my business.”

Wasps have denied interest in Henson, who is adamant he has had no offers but admits he is trying to terminate his current contract which expires next summer. Ospreys say they want to see out the deal.