Hleb snubs Inter loan deal in favour of Stuttgart

July 29, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
Barcelona midfielder Alexander Hleb has agreed a one-year loan move to former club VfB Stuttgart after failing to win a starting spot at the European champions.

The Belarus international had originally been included in the swap deal that took Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barca from Inter Milan with Samuel Eto'o going in the opposite direction on Monday.

However, Hleb said he preferred a return to the Bundesliga and his old club Stuttgart.

"I decided on VfB ...

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