Sport.es reports that Belorussian winger, Alexander Hleb has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. Hleb is still under contract at the Emirates Stadium and no deal is known to have been agreed by the two clubs. The Spanish daily also thinks that Arsenal could ask for as much as Ã¢â€šÂ¬20 million for their want-away winger.
Alexander Hleb seems to have already been replaced at Arsenal with Marseilles winger Samir Nasri seemingly ready to conclude a deal to the Emirates Stadium. But how he would fit in at Barcelona is another question. The Catalan club are ready to make drastic changes to their squad and let young starlet Giovani dos Santos leave to accommodate a rejuvenated squad.
Apart from Barcelona, it is said that Real Madird and Inter Milan are interested in Hleb. But, the two clubs have been dealt a blow when Barcelona officials traveled to Germany yesterday to talk with Helb. It is thought that Barcelona could make their third addition to the squad this summer with no departures concluded as of yet.
Hleb’s departure further raises questions about the loyalty which players have toward Arsenal. First Matthieu Flamini and now Hleb leave presumably because they look to win some trophies at club level; something that they both failed to do in their spell at Arsenal. It will be curious to see whether Arsenal will be able to keep its other top players if they will still fail to win trophies next season.
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