Alexander Hleb Joins Barcelona

One of this summer’s longest running transfer sagas is over, hleb has left Arsenal and has joined Barcelona for £11.9M. Hleb’s departure from the Emirates Stadium has seemed likely all summer after he admitted he was “mentally tired” of the combination of living in London and playing top-level football.  Some reports state that Hleb’s mind was made up to leave the Gunners after seeing the horrific injury to Eduardo. 

Barca confirmed Hleb could be presented as early as Thursday and reports in Spain suggest they will pay the Gunners £11.9million.

 Hleb arrived in Barcelona today to undergo a medical. He later took part in the usual photocall.  Hleb will team up with former Gunner Thierry Henry at the Nou Camp.

Hleb joined Arsenal in 2005 from VfB Stuttgart and made 89 appearances scoring 7 goals.

Posted on July 16, 2008, in Arsenal Players, Transfers and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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