Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Bayern Munich joins loan race for Hleb

German news site Spox claims that Barcelona attacker and Belarusian international Alexander Hleb (28) underwent today medical tests at German club Stuttgart.

The one-year loan deal would be signed and officially announced tomorrow (read more here).

Asked about the situation of Hleb, Oliver Mintzlaff, a representative of the player's agency, told the site that Hleb has rejected to join Inter Milan but that he won't stay with Barcelona next season: "Alexander Hleb has yesterday decided, together with his agents Uli Ferber and Niki Spilevski, that he won't play at Inter Milan during the 2009-2010 season. Before the end of the week a decision will be made on where Alex will play, but he will definitely not play at Barcelona next season."

Baden-Württemberg regional newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten claims that Barcelona and Stuttgart have already reached an agreement on the loan and that only the signatures would still be missing. Hleb, who would accept a pay cut from 7,5 to 4 million euro, could start training with his former club in the coming days.

Mintzlaff nevertheless told German newsagency Dpa that other clubs are interested too: "Based upon the information I have now, it looks like he will play in the Bundesliga next season. There are nevertheless several interested clubs." German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claims that Bayern Munich is also interested.

The player's agent Uli Ferber is quoted by the paper as saying that there are indeed two Bundesliga options: "I am surprised that in the case of Alex Hleb there are already reports confirming his arrival at Stuttgart. That is at this moment definitely not the case. A decision will be made within the next 48 hours.

We have rejected the Inter Milan offer on Tuesday and now there are two options in the Bundesliga. Is Bayern Munich the second candidate? You shouldn't exclude anything in football, so I won't do that is this case either. As things stand now, it will be a pure loan option with no option to buy."


Read more:
Hleb has deal with Stuttgart
What is happening with Hleb?
Bayern preparing a bid for Hleb

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

his salary is 7.5m euro at barca?
no way...his salary is 3m euro i think...

trez said...

I think they mean 7,5 millions gross. We could be something of 4-4,5 millions net.

trez said...

Addition: gross is what the club pays, net is what the player receives after tax.

barca nike said...

as long as the crap is out i'm happy.

Moltisanti said...

Unbelievable. Imagine that Ibrahimovic, C. Ronaldo or Eto'o says: New country, new language? Wait a minute forget about it!

That's why Hleb has to leave. Unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

7.5 mill is after all the bonuses, he earns some 4.5 mill gross plus 3 mill gross from bonuses of this gross 25 % would go for taxes so deduct 25% from the gross to get your net salary:)

Jnice said...

Guys I was reading this article: http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada09-10/07/n090728107781.html

And it says that Gai is included on the list to go to the US and they have this little passage:

“The team trained this Tuesday evening at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The main difference with the morning session was the presence of Gai Assulin, one of the reserve players who will be going on the US tour.”

So I think they updated it from yesteday and Gai will indeed be on the tour.

E said...

Nice...its the official website so it has to be true!

Iniesta Goooooaaaaal !!!!! said...

ok they can have him...
When they sell Ribery to us !!!

Kxevin said...

We can't afford Ribery. And given what the farm is doing for wingers, I'd be happier spending that money somewhere else.

Hleb has proven to be quite the complexity. His departure, particularly if Gudjohnsen is also sold, leaves a midfield hole for us.

But at this point, I wouldn't care if he started playing like Ribery tomorrow. I just don't want that kind of attitude on the club.

Sanur said...

Sell this helb to Man City they got plenty of money and Im sure the Sheiks don't have a clue what position players they are buying as long as its a good name so they can put him in Goal or something.

HellNo said...

give hleb+$$$$$ to Bayern for Ribery. Perfect...Worked for us already with Inter...

Anonymous said...

"By the end of the week a decision will be made on where Alex will play, but he will definitely not play at Barcelona next season." Good riddance !!

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