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Wolfsburg sign Hleb on loan

August 31, 2011

Wolfsburg have signed Alexander Hleb on a one-year loan from Barcelona, the Primera Division club have announced on their website.

Alexander Hleb
GettyImagesAlexander Hleb was on loan at Birmingham last season

Hleb, 30, has been sent out on loan the last two seasons, at Stuttgart and Birmingham, having played 36 competitive games for Barca during the 2008-09 campaign after joining the Catalan club from Arsenal.

A statement on the Barca website read: ''The player, currently recovering from an injury, will be incorporated into the German team in October, (Barca vice-president) Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed.''

The Belarus international becomes the 12th new arrival at Wolfsburg this summer.