FC Barcelona center midfielder Alexander Hleb looks set to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, according to an AP report. The 30 year-old Hleb has a contract with the blaugrana until 2012, but he is currently stuck behind the likes of starters Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Lionel Messi, and benchwarmers Cesc Fábregas, Alexis Sánchez, and Thiago Alcántara (among others).
Needless to say, the deal which "could happen today," according to Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath, would be a win for all parties involved: the poor Bielorussian won't have to spend his prime wasting away on the bench, Barcelona won't have to pay his salary, and Wolfsburg will acquire a serviceable central midfielder to replace recently loaned-out Diego. Win-win-win.
While the terms of the deal have not yet been solidified, it seems like a no-brainer if Wolfsburg are really interested; if not, they could take the opportunity to throw out a super low-ball offer, and see if Barça will take the bait (which is something they should probably do anyways). If everything runs smoothly, we will have the pleasure of once again seeing Alexander Hleb play football on a real pitch in a real match.