Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Mourinho doesn’t fancy Hleb but his bride does!
Alexander Hleb had set his heart on leaving the cold climate of London, which he never came to terms with and join Inter in Milan where the weather is sunny and they serve better ice cream.
But how things change so fast. Just as Alexander and his agent begun to prepare the ground for his contractually premature departure from Arsenal taking all the flak that was coming their way, in comes a managerial change at Inter.
The new chief Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to fancy him much. Agent Vincenzo Morabito said:
"I'm sorry that we won't be able to take him to Italy, he liked Inter a lot but obviously Mourinho has made some different choices and has gone for some other names."
However Morabito, who had been discussing the proposed move to Italy, confirmed that Hleb is close to agreeing terms on a switch to Barcelona instead.
"A deal is close. He has been a Barcelona target for some months," Morabito said
So it’s just as well, as Hleb actually got married last Saturday to his ….wife, pop star Anastasia Kosenkova otherwise known as Nastya.
Well, they got married behind closed doors last year but on this occasion they had more than the two witnesses they needed last time round.
They publicly tied the knot in a Belarusian ski resort with a lot of relatives and close friends attending.
Alexander Hleb was dressed in classic black suit and white shirt and Nastya in a chic pink dress "Versace".
They danced to Bryan Adams song “Everything I do, I do it for you” and they both agreed that they preferred their first born to be a boy.
I don’t like the way Hleb’s impending departure has been managed by himself and his agent but as long we get a hefty transfer fee then I would have to accept it.
If the transfer to Barcelona, or to any other club, materialises then I wish Alexander good luck and thank him for some amazing trickery and football skills displayed during his time with Arsenal.